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One of the more unattractive nudibranch species, this large dorid species is known by the scientific name of Asteronotus cespitosus.
This individual was close to a foot in length, and was found as it moved across a coral reef at night on the Wheeler Reef System off of Townsville, Queenland on the Great Barrier reef System in Australia.
As can be seen in this image, the rhinophores of this species retract into a protective sheath which identifies this as a species of Asteronotus rather than a Pleruobranch.

· Date: Sat March 17, 2007 · Reference ID: /22007-01-01_21-02-20 · Views: 3260 ·
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Waves crash on to the De Kelders Cliffs, South Africa
Paul Osmond

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