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Scientific name: Tritonia sp.
Common name: Soft coral nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia endronotina Tritoniidae Not defined Tritonia Tritonia sp.

       

Short Description:

The soft coral nudibranch is a very well-camouflaged animal which closely resembles the soft corals on which it feeds. It is small,  and its body is white to brown or purple. Its branched rhinophores extend from cup-like sheaths. Paired branching projections down the length of the body mimic the feeding polyps of its prey. Elongated branching tentacles extend from the front of its head

Identification
features:
 
Size: Reaching 30mm, 
Behaviour: It lays an opaque white egg mass, which is highly convoluted.
Diet: Soft corals 
Distribution: This species has so far been found only off South Africa, from False Bay to Port Elizabeth, It appears to be endemic
Depth: Intertidally to 14m
Habitat:  
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-06-14 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Chelsea 13 10mm 22m Olympus SP560UZ photo
 
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