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Everything has a place in this World. It’s called an ecosystem ~ for some it’s general ~ for others its specific. A specific ecosystem which suits certain organisms only ~ is called a ‘niche’ habitat or ‘niche’ ecosystem.

Glossodoris atromarginata may be found in marine habitats such as reefs ~ intertidal areas and the deep ocean. Generally it is found in shallow water.

This creamy coloured ‘black margined’ glossodorid nudibranch is making his way over some carpet-like foraging grounds of encrusting coral ( probably echinopora lamelosa) towards his preferred meal and also ‘known reproduction grounds’ of marine sponges ~ Amphimedon queenslandica.

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niche ecosystem, niche habitat, glossodoris atromarginata, black marginated, glossodorid nudibranch, carpet like encrusting coral, echinopora, marine sponges as food, amphimedon queenslandica

As a Marine Scientist, Underwater Photographer, Wildlife Conservation FilmMaker & emerging Explorer ~ Nicks’ recent film “Colours of the Gulf” documented the plight of whale sharks and other marine life in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.

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