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Scientific name: Lecithophorus capensis
Common name: White 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 capensis

     

Short Description:

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

Identification
features:
 
Size:  20mm
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
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-01-02 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 18 30mm 15m Nikon Coolpix E3200 photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-26 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 16 15mm 16m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-07-16 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Vital Link 16 10mm 15m Olympus SP550UZ photo
 
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