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Nudibranch Eggs

By Sally

We have just received a query from Else from Dunedin...

Found on a intertidal washed up treetrunk on the northern side of Yellow Head (Otago Peninsula). The closest I can get is: The egg mass of
Archidoris wellingtonensis, a nudibranch gastropod mollusc....seaslug.
Is this correct?

 

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Comments:

Hi Else

Yes definitely nudibranch egg case and very likely Doris wellingtonensis, (note the name change from Archidoris). The egg ribbon is laid in a coil but very difficult to see that from this photo.

Great photo, if you zoom in you can see lots of tiny eggs within the jelly ribbon.


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