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Scientific name: Okenia amoenula
Common name: Fiery nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Orthogastropoda Nudibranchia Doridina Goniodorididae Not defined Okenia Okenia amoenula

       

Short Description:

The fiery nudibranch is a small smooth-bodied nudibranch which is often overlooked until its egg ribbons are seen. It is then often noticed in groups. It has a pale body streaked with orange and a margin characterised by yellow-orange tipped fingerlike projections which resemble flames. The rhinophores are white and the gills are orange-striped.

Identification
features:
 
Size: 20mm 
Behaviour:  Its egg mass is a sprawling white curl of several turns.
Distribution: This species is endemic to the South
Diet: The fiery nudibranch is often found on bryozoans 
Depth: Intertidally to at least 30m 
Habitat:  
Reference:
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    www.wikipedia.org/  
  • Nudibranchs of the Cape Peninsula and False Bay
    Guido Zsilavecz
  • Nudibranchs of Southern Africa
    (a guide to opistobranch molluscs of Southern Africa)
    Terrence Gosliner
Similar Species:
  • None

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 10mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-02-21 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 16 10mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-02-21 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 16 10mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-12-17 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 18 20mm 18m Olympus SP550UZ photo
 
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