THE UMBRELLA SHELL SLUG

THE UMBRELLA SHELL SLUG

Tylodina corticalis (Tate, 1889) Above: Tylodina corticalis, displaying the significant external features of its classification at rest upon its sponge food in 16 metres of water at Trench, Inner Gneering Shoals, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. (22 mm shell...
THE DEFENDER

THE DEFENDER

Trapezia septata  Dana, 1852 Above: An inquisitive Trapezia septata comes out from within its coral hideout to see if I’m a threat; in 14 metres of water on the Gneering Shoals off Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. (15 mm) Trapezia septata Dana,...
THE LONG SNOUT

THE LONG SNOUT

Chelmon rostratus (Linnaeus, 1758) Above: A pair of Chelmon rostratus working their territory together pecking at the substrate for food in 9 metres of water at Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. (130 mm) Chelmon rostratus (Linnaeus, 1758) Beaked...
DEADLIEST CONE SHELL

DEADLIEST CONE SHELL

Conus geographus Linnaeus, 1758 Above: Two Conus geographus facing off both having their rhynchodaeum deployed. This is an exhibition of unusual behaviour. It could be a display of aggression, a prelude to mating or a territorial warning. Atypically they were also...
A FLATWORM MIMIC

A FLATWORM MIMIC

Pseudoceros imitatus Newman, Cannon & Brunckhorst, 1994 Above: Pseudoceros imitatus gliding across the substrate out in the open in 12 metres of water at Flinders Reef off Cape Moreton, Southern Queensland, Australia. (40 mm) Pseudoceros imitatus Newman, Cannon...