Chelidonura fulvipunctata (Baba, 1938)

Chelidonura fulvipunctata
Chelidonura fulvipunctata
Photographer: 
Matt Nimbs
Date: 
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Location: 
Bare Bluff, Sandy Beach
Depth: 
1m
Chelidonura fulvipunctata
Chelidonura fulvipunctata
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Location: 
N W Solitary Is.
Depth: 
10m
Additional Notes: 

Specimen above pictured in algal bed on mixed substrate. 

Distribution:

Moderately common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Indo-Pacific region generally. In Australia recorded from the east coast and Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes:

Known to occur in rocky habitats as well as algal beds. Depth range from intertidal to at least 12m.

Additional Notes:

Thought to feed on acoelemate flatworms and polychaete worms, specimen in top picture found under a boulder in .5m of water. Uses a fringe of sensory hairs to detect prey. Grows to at least 17mm.

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