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Pyura stolonifera

1 Cunjevoi at Broulee, NSW

Pyura stolonifera at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022
Pyura stolonifera at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022
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Pyura stolonifera 25 Jan 2022 Jennyncmg
Pyura stolonifera 24 Jan 2022 Tapirlord

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Thousands of cunjevoi exposed on low tide

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Jennyncmg wrote:
   25 Jan 2022
The shells in the photo are Spenglers Triton (Cabestana spengleri) which prey on the cunjevoi
Tapirlord wrote:
   26 Jan 2022
Ahhhh, interesting. There were several individuals per colony that were dead or had obviously been removed. (Which I’d attributed to fishermen wanting bait) but perhaps they could’ve been predated.
Jennyncmg wrote:
   26 Jan 2022
Unfortunately you were probably right about the fishers. They are allowed to take some in the General Use Zones of the Park. The Tritons just put their proboscis down one of the existing holes in the cunjevoi and eat out the inside. If enough is left the cunjevois can regenerate the missing bits.

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Nearby sightings

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Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Broulee, NSW - 24 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Cymatium parthenopeum (Giant Triton) at Broulee, NSW - 24 Jan 2022 by JaceWT Leptograpsus variegatus (Purple Rock Crab) at Broulee, NSW - 24 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord Leptograpsus variegatus (Purple Rock Crab) at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by JaceWT Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by JaceWT Actinia tenebrosa (Red Waratah Anemone) at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by JaceWT Codium fragile (Green sea fingers, dead man's fingers) at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Broulee, NSW - 24 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Cymatium parthenopeum (Giant Triton) at Broulee, NSW - 24 Jan 2022 by JaceWT
Leptograpsus variegatus (Purple Rock Crab) at Broulee, NSW - 24 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord
Leptograpsus variegatus (Purple Rock Crab) at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by JaceWT
Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by JaceWT
Actinia tenebrosa (Red Waratah Anemone) at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by JaceWT
Codium fragile (Green sea fingers, dead man's fingers) at Broulee, NSW - 23 Jan 2022 by Tapirlord

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1000 Abundance
  • 23 Jan 2022 08:20 PM Recorded on
  • Tapirlord Recorded by

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