Kurodavolva wakayamaensis is the only species of spindle cowry known from New Zealand. It is rare, living on a species of primnoid gorgonian in a depth of 40-60 metres. This species was previously known as Phenacovolva wakayamaensis in New Zealand.
Tank Cave G Tunnel
G Tunnel starts approximately 400 metres into Tank Cave. The floor of the tunnel is littered with old calcite rafts.
Tank Cave Door Way
What makes cave diving so interesting is the constantly changing landscape. 250 metres into Australia's Tank Cave is the "Door Way" in B Tunnel.
Have you seen this undescribed Trinchesia nudibranch?
Taken on a night dive in Blue Maomao Arch at the Poor Knights Islands in New Zealand, these photographs have been reviewed by mollusc expert Dr Willan and this nudibranch is an undescribed species of Trinchesia - a new species to science.
Two individuals were discovered at a depth of about eight metres and appeared to be spawning, laying down a white egg coil. The specimens were approximately 30 millimetres long. Have you seen this nudibranch? Please email Alison@InspiredToDive.com.