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Scientific name: Cuthona sp7
Common name: Blue candy nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Not Defined Tergipedidae Not Defined Cuthona Cuthona sp7

   

Short Description:

The blue candy nudibranch is a vividly coloured nudibranch, having a purple body body and blue cerata with orange tips. The rhinophores are smooth and usually also purple, although they make take on the colours of the cerata. Also known as Trinchesia speciosa (Macnae, 1954)

Identification
features:
Purple ovarall notum and rhinopores with blue cerata ending in orange tips
 
Size: 20mm
Behaviour: Candy nudibranchs are hermaphrodites. Their egg mass is a spiral collar of orange eggs
Diet: Feed on hydroids of the genus Sertularella
Distribution: The candy nudibranch is endemic to South Africa. It is found from the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula to Port Elizabeth
Depth: Intertidally to at least 30 m.
Habitat:
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-12-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 10 5mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-12-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 10 5mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
 
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