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What

Torrentfish (Cheimarrichthys fosteri)

Observer

lloyd_esler

Date

February 2023

Description

Only place I have seen them. Quite a few

Just added a photo of the habitat

Torrentfish - Photo (c) tim_hopley, all rights reserved, uploaded by tim_hopley
c_carcharias's ID: Torrentfish (Cheimarrichthys fosteri)
Added on July 10, 2024
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

apteryx54

Date

May 7, 2024 01:01 PM NZST

Description

Depth 12m, diameter 50mm

Pseudechinus huttoni - Photo (c) Jared Waters, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jared Waters
c_carcharias's ID: Pseudechinus huttoni, a member of Sea Urchins (Subclass Euechinoidea)
Added on May 25, 2024
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What

Genus Doto

Observer

apteryx54

Date

May 5, 2024 02:35 PM NZST

Description

Doto approx 10mm long, very similar shape and colouration to those sighted in Otago Harbour but on different food source. These photos of same specimen, credit Tom Bliss second photo. Two individuals sighted.

Doto - Photo (c) Donna Pomeroy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Donna Pomeroy
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Doto, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on May 25, 2024
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Observer

apteryx54

Date

May 5, 2024 02:13 PM NZST

Description

Several individuals at varying depths 5m - 22m

Cerianthidae - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Ken-ichi Ueda
c_carcharias's ID: Family Cerianthidae, a member of Tube-dwelling Anemones (Subclass Ceriantharia)
Added on May 25, 2024
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What

New Zealand Draughtboard Shark (Cephaloscyllium isabella)

Observer

apteryx54

Date

May 6, 2024 11:13 AM NZST

Description

Two individuals sighted, one in Thomson Sound as well. Not moving.

New Zealand Draughtboard Shark - Photo (c) Sarah Milicich, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Sarah Milicich
c_carcharias's ID: New Zealand Draughtboard Shark (Cephaloscyllium isabella)
Added on May 25, 2024
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Observer

apteryx54

Date

May 6, 2024 02:15 PM NZST

Description

8m depth, two individuals here. Did not appear to be associated with any specific hydroid (Solanderia )

Jason mirabilis - Photo (c) mattmarinegreen, all rights reserved
c_carcharias's ID: Jason mirabilis, a member of Aeolid Nudibranchs (Superfamily Aeolidioidea)
Added on May 25, 2024
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What

Octocorals (Subclass Octocorallia)

Observer

apteryx54

Date

May 5, 2024 06:10 PM NZST

Description

not sure if octocoral or family Clavulariidae. Are polyps all closed? Photo credit Tom Bliss

Octocorals - Photo (c) DavidR.808, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by DavidR.808
c_carcharias's ID: Octocorals (Subclass Octocorallia)
Added on May 25, 2024
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What

Genus Doto

Observer

apteryx54

Date

May 25, 2024 10:58 AM NZST

Description

5m depth on ascidian

Doto - Photo (c) Donna Pomeroy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Donna Pomeroy
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Doto, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on May 25, 2024
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Observer

apteryx54

Date

May 25, 2024 10:21 AM NZST

Description

8 individuals all within an area ~ 3m x 3m, although none were mating. Not seen this 'aggregation' previously. Water temp 8C, depth 4m.

Carminodoris nodulosa - Photo (c) drmattnimbs, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by drmattnimbs
c_carcharias's ID: Carminodoris nodulosa, a member of Sea Lemons and Allies (Superfamily Doridoidea)
Added on May 25, 2024
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

fun-gal-nz

Date

July 15, 2021 02:21 PM HST

Description

We found 10 of these yesterday, so these are the best photos (of more than one).
This time they were on the sunny side of the seal colony, all awake and slithering around at 2-230 p.m. All probably within 10 metres of the sea in shallow rockpools, probably average depth of 10cm of water.
Average size 1cm.

Janolus ignis - Photo (c) fun-gal-nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by fun-gal-nz
c_carcharias's ID: Janolus ignis, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on April 30, 2024
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

dinornis

Date

July 15, 2021 02:10 PM NZST
Janolus ignis - Photo (c) fun-gal-nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by fun-gal-nz
c_carcharias's ID: Janolus ignis, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on April 30, 2024
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Observer

smormede

Date

February 24, 2024 09:37 AM NZDT
Jason - Photo (c) mattmarinegreen, all rights reserved
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Jason, a member of Aeolid Nudibranchs (Superfamily Aeolidioidea)
Added on April 30, 2024
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Observer

sarahmilicich

Date

February 24, 2024 12:06 PM NZDT
Jason mirabilis - Photo (c) mattmarinegreen, all rights reserved
c_carcharias's ID: Jason mirabilis, a member of Aeolid Nudibranchs (Superfamily Aeolidioidea)
Added on April 30, 2024
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Observer

millamuck

Date

February 24, 2024 09:50 AM NZDT
Jason mirabilis - Photo (c) mattmarinegreen, all rights reserved
c_carcharias's ID: Jason mirabilis, a member of Aeolid Nudibranchs (Superfamily Aeolidioidea)
Added on April 30, 2024
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Observer

sarahmilicich

Date

February 24, 2024 09:32 AM NZDT
Jason mirabilis - Photo (c) mattmarinegreen, all rights reserved
c_carcharias's ID: Jason mirabilis, a member of Aeolid Nudibranchs (Superfamily Aeolidioidea)
Added on April 30, 2024
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Observer

apteryx54

Date

March 18, 2021 10:51 AM NZDT

Description

Depth 3m

Okenia - Photo (c) tamsynmann, all rights reserved, uploaded by tamsynmann
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Okenia, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 26, 2024
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Observer

apteryx54

Date

March 18, 2021 10:50 AM NZDT

Description

Depth 3m

Okenia - Photo (c) tamsynmann, all rights reserved, uploaded by tamsynmann
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Okenia, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 26, 2024
Leading
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

Observer

apteryx54

Date

March 18, 2021 10:42 AM NZDT

Description

Depth 3m

Okenia - Photo (c) tamsynmann, all rights reserved, uploaded by tamsynmann
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Okenia, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 26, 2024
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Observer

apteryx54

Date

March 18, 2021 10:40 AM NZDT

Description

Depth 3m

Okenia - Photo (c) tamsynmann, all rights reserved, uploaded by tamsynmann
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Okenia, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 26, 2024
Leading
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

apteryx54

Date

March 10, 2021 10:05 AM NZDT

Description

Pelagella sp. Length 3 to 4mm, depth 2m in shaded area. Juvenile? @clinton @jpsilva , ID please if possible.

Okenia - Photo (c) tamsynmann, all rights reserved, uploaded by tamsynmann
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Okenia, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 26, 2024
Leading
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

Observer

apteryx54

Date

March 13, 2021 09:02 AM NZDT

Description

Goniodoris sp. This one an adult with eggs. Approx 25mm long. Tried a few angles but no better high profile. @drmattnimbs @clinton @jpsilva castenea? nodosa? meracula? Thanks Richard

Okenia - Photo (c) tamsynmann, all rights reserved, uploaded by tamsynmann
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Okenia, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 26, 2024
Maverick
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

apteryx54

Date

March 18, 2021 10:20 AM NZDT

Description

Goniodoris sp. Depth 3m

Okenia - Photo (c) tamsynmann, all rights reserved, uploaded by tamsynmann
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Okenia, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 26, 2024
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Observer

apteryx54

Date

January 16, 2023 08:09 AM NZDT

Description

4 juvenile Goniodoris sp. seen 16th and 18th January on host purple/yellow Botrylloides. The first one has rotated inside its "pit" in the ascidian between 16th and 18th Jan. Size 2.5- 3mm except for fourth photo slightly bigger at 4mm. Suspected adult and egg mass is as per my post 25 Mar 2021 (and another juvenile 18 Mar 21) Depth 5m. Several other individuals noted but difficult to photo.

Okenia - Photo (c) tamsynmann, all rights reserved, uploaded by tamsynmann
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Okenia, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 26, 2024
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Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

Observer

apteryx54

Date

March 25, 2021 10:55 AM NZDT

Description

possibly juvenile Goniodoris sp. Size 2 to 3mm, Depth 3m, in association with ascidian Botrylloides sp.

Okenia - Photo (c) tamsynmann, all rights reserved, uploaded by tamsynmann
c_carcharias's ID: Genus Okenia, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on March 26, 2024
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What

Mottled Triplefin (Forsterygion capito)

Observer

benackerley

Date

October 5, 2019 07:19 PM NZDT
Mottled Triplefin - Photo (c) riroriro, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by riroriro
c_carcharias's ID: Mottled Triplefin (Forsterygion capito)
Added on February 27, 2024
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What

Mottled Triplefin (Forsterygion capito)

Observer

benackerley

Date

October 5, 2019 07:19 PM NZDT
Estuarine Triplefin - Photo (c) lcolmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by lcolmer
c_carcharias's ID: Estuarine Triplefin (Forsterygion nigripenne)
Added on February 27, 2024
Maverick

Photos / Sounds

What

Mottled Triplefin (Forsterygion capito)

Observer

benackerley

Date

October 5, 2019 07:19 PM NZDT
Estuarine Triplefin - Photo (c) lcolmer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by lcolmer
c_carcharias's ID: Estuarine Triplefin (Forsterygion nigripenne)
Added on February 27, 2024
Maverick

Photos / Sounds

Observer

luca_dt

Date

January 3, 2024 11:27 AM NZDT

Description

Just saw this one floating around. It then landed on some seaweed.

Not many other nudibranchs around. Just a few gold margineds.

Janolus eximius - Photo (c) Luca Davenport-Thomas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Luca Davenport-Thomas
c_carcharias's ID: Janolus eximius, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on January 3, 2024
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Observer

luca_dt

Date

January 3, 2024 05:06 PM NZDT

Description

Searched all over but just one at the good reef wall. Might even be the same individual I saw a month ago! Now even more spectacular fully grown.
I noticed when a fish attacked it or I nudged it, the slug would extend all its cerata out into a spike ball.

~3.5 cm long
~3 m subtidal

Janolus ignis - Photo (c) fun-gal-nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by fun-gal-nz
c_carcharias's ID: Janolus ignis, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on January 3, 2024
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Observer

luca_dt

Date

October 22, 2023 07:16 PM NZDT

Description

Just one. I have it in my aquarium, but there seems to be no change of papillae shape. Lots of tests based on water flow, being squashed under a rock etc. It is not negatively phototaxic so it is hard to test for it crawling under a rock. Even when first found the papillae were spiky.
Overnight it made its way to the underside of the rock but didn't squeeze in and the papillae were still spiky.

Acanthodoris mollicella - Photo (c) Zachary Robertson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Zachary Robertson
c_carcharias's ID: Acanthodoris mollicella, a member of Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)
Added on November 13, 2023
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