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Scientific name: Berthellina granulata
Common name: Lemon pleurobranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Notaspidea Notaspidea Pleurobranchidae Pleurobranchinae Berthellina Berthellina granulata

     

Short Description:

The lemon pleurobranch is a small smooth oval pleurobranch. The animal is yellow- to orange-coloured and often has white spots. There are two rolled rhinophores joined at their bases on the head. Like all other sidegill slugs, there is a single gill on the right hand side of the body 

Identification
features:
Often foud in pairs
Size: 40mm 
Behaviour: Its egg mass is an upright orange collar of one whorl. 
Diet: The species is thought to be a scavengerThe species is thought to be a scavenger
Depth: 1-10m
Distribution:

This animal has been found off the whole southern African coast

Habitat: Mostly found unber boulders
Reference:
  •  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    www.wikipedia.org/ 
  • Nudibranchs of the Cape Peninsula and False Bay
    Guido Zsilavecz
  • A field guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula
    Georgina Jones
Similar Species:
  •  None on database

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Jaco Koekemoer-(Port Elizabeth ) 2015-11-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 18 15mm 12m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Jaco Koekemoer-(Port Elizabeth ) 2015-05-03 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 17 15mm 12m Sony DSC-W290 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-03 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 19 12mm 1m Fujifilm FinePix A500 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-03 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 19 12mm 1m Fujifilm FinePix A500 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-03 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 19 12mm 1m Fujifilm FinePix A500 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-03 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 19 12mm 1m Fujifilm FinePix A500 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-03 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Tidal pools 19 12mm 1m Fujifilm FinePix A500 photo
 
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