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Scientific name: Lecithophorus sp
Common name: Orange ghost nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Doridina Gymnodorididae Not defined Lecithophorus Lecithophorus sp

     

Short Description:

The ghost nudibranch is an almost orange transparent animal with a deep body and an opaque orange margin. Its digestive system is visible as a purple mass in the posterior end of its body. Its rhiopores and gills are orange

Identification
features:
 
Size: 10mm 
Behaviour:  
Diet: The ghost nudibranch feeds on colonial sea squirts and bryozoans
Distribution: This species is endemic to the South African coast and is found on both sides of the Cape Peninsula
Depth: Intertidal to at least 30m
Habitat: Rocky reefs 
Reference: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-10-03 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Avalanche 13 8mm 20m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-10-03 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Avalanche 13 8mm 20m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-10-03 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Avalanche 13 8mm 20m Olympus SP560UZ photo
 
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