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Scientific name: Doriopsilla miniata
Common name: Scribbled nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Not defined Dendrodorididae Not defined Doriopsilla Doriopsilla miniata

     

Short Description:

The scribbled nudibranch is a smooth-bodied yellow to orange nudibranch, with opaque white lines on its notum. 

Identification
features:
 
Size: 50mm 
Behaviour: It lacks a tooth-bearing tongue (radula) and instead digests prey sponges using digestive enzymes produced by its oral gland. The externally digested sponge cells are then pumped into the mouth 
Diet: This species feeds on sponges.
Distribution: This species is known from the Mediterranean, and the Indo-Pacific. Around the southern African coast it is found from the Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula to Sodwana Bay  
Depth: Intertidal to at least 30 m 
Habitat:  
Reference:
  • Nudibranchs of the Cape Peninsula and False Bay
    Guido Zsilavecz 
  • Nudibranchs of Southern Africa
    (a guide to opistobranch molluscs of Southern Africa)
    Terrence Gosliner
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    www.wikipedia.org/
Similar Species:
  • None on database

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-06 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 The wall 13 20mm 18m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-06 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 The wall 13 20mm 18m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-06 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 The wall 13 20mm 18m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-06 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 The wall 13 20mm 18m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-03-19 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Riy Banks 18 25mm 24m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-03-19 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Riy Banks 18 25mm 24m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-03-19 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Riy Banks 18 25mm 24m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-03-19 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Riy Banks 18 25mm 24m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
 
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