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Image by Samara Nicholas, published on 20/05/2012
This is an amazing Sea Slug found in the Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve by snorkelers on an expedition with Experiencing Marine Reserves. This species, Philinopsis taronga, lives in mudflats and the sandy bottoms of harbours where it preys on certain molluscs which it can devour whole and then regurgitate the shells later.
Tags: Bioregions/habitats | Northeastern | Experiencing Marine Reserves | Snorkeling | Magical Marine Reserves & Marine Parks | Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve | NZ Biodiversity | Marine habitats | Intertidal | Sandy Bottom | Miscellaneous Marine Photos | Mollusca (snails, sea-slugs, chitons, shellfish, octopus)
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