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Bornella adamsi(Dragon Nudibranch)
Thursday 7th August 2008

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Species Bornella adamsi
Common Name       Dragon Nudibranch
Photgrapher Juan Snyman
Dive Site Scotsmans Reef/Moonie
Date 29/07/2008
Time 9h31
Depth 14-18 m
Size 10 mm
 

 

 

 

   

Remarks from the Southern Underwater Research Group   (http://www.surg.co.za/)

Guido Zsilavecs


 

 

Dragon Nudibranch(Bornella adamsi)



Bornella adamsi in Port Elizabeth

 

This nudibranch is described in Gosliner's guide to occur from Port St. Johns to Durban. It is not 100% certain that the animal shown in the images is this species, as it was found at depths deeper than it is known to occur (3m maximum), as well as substantially further south than the known range, but the colouration and overall appearance are similar.

The Bornellidae are part of the suborder Dendronotina, to which belong the often visually similar Tritoniidae - the tritonias, which also have appendages along the edge of their bodies. This family is better represented in South Africa.


 

 



 
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