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Scientific name: Godiva quadricolor
Common name: Four-colour Nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Orthogastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Facelinidae Not defined Godiva Godiva quadricolor

 

Short Description:

A slender pale-bodied nudibranch with many cerata striped in bands of blue, yellow and orange. Its head is orange with rugose orange rhinophores and has a pair of orange oral tentacles with a white central stripe.

Identification
features:
 
Size: 25mm
Behaviour: Its egg ribbon is a globular mass of white zigzags 
Diet: Preys on anemones and on other nudibranchs
Distribution: This species occurs in the Mediterranean, off western Australia, West Africa, and the South African coast from the Cape Peninsula to East London,
Depth: Intertidally to 20m
Habitat: Rocky pools and reefs
Reference:
  • Nudibranchs of the Cape Peninsula and False Bay
    Guido Zsilavecz 
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    www.wikipedia.org/ 
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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) 2010-07-18 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The North End Wrecks 15 15mm 8m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-07-18 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The North End Wrecks 15 15mm 8m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2012-12-23 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16 22mm 11m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2012-12-23 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16 22mm 11m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2012-12-23 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16 22mm 11m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-03-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 18 15mm 16m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-03-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 18 15mm 16m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-03-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 18 15mm 16m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-03-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 18 15mm 16m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-03-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 18 15mm 16m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-03-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 18 15mm 16m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-03-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 18 15mm 16m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-03-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 18 15mm 16m Canon Powershot G10 photo
 
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