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Scientific name: Phyllodesmium horridus
Common name: Coral nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Aeolidacea Facelinidae Not defined Phyllodesmium Phyllodesmium horridus

          

Short Description:

 It is a slender pale-bodied aeolid with long paired pinkish cerata. The cerata have a bluish-white stripe running down their length, as does the body. Its rhinophores are smooth.

Identification
features:
 
Size: 40mm
Behaviour: The egg ribbon is a gelatinous mass with many small white eggs
Diet: feeds on gorgonians of the genus, Acabaria
Distribution: This species is found off Australia and Japan as well as around the South African coast from False Bay to Sodwana Bay,
Depth: Intertidally to at least 30m
Habitat: Rocky shores
Reference: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Similar Species:
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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) 2010-12-30 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Riy Banks 15 20mm 23m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-12-30 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Riy Banks 15 20mm 23m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2011-12-17 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Discovery Channel 18 20mm 6m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2011-12-17 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Discovery Channel 18 20mm 6m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-06-11 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 16 20mm 20m Olympus SP550UZ photo
 
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