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Scientific name: Cratena capensis
Common name: Orange-eyed nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Orthogastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Facelinidae Not defined Cratena Cratena capensis

 

Short Description:

It is a slender pale-bodied nudibranch which has smooth white rhinophores and a pair of elongated oral tentacles. The head bears two 'eye' patches of orange or red. Its cerata are reddish or orange with white tips. The colour of the cerata varies with diet

Identification
features:
Size: 10-30mm 
Behaviour: Its egg mass is a broad coil of one or two whorls
Diet: This nudibranch feeds on a variety of Hydroids
Distribution: This species has only been found around the South African coast from Saldanha Bay to Port Alfred, It is endemic to South Africa.
Depth: Intertidally to at least 30m
Habitat: Rocky shores
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-02-21 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 16 15mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-02-21 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 16 15mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-18 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 17 10mm 19m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-12-03 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 14 15mm 12m Canon Powershot A60 photo
 
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