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Scientific name: Janolus capensis
Common name: Silvertip nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Arminina Zephyrinidae Not Defined Janolus Janolus capensis

        

Short Description:

The Cape silvertip nudibranch is a pale-bodied nudibranch with dark- to tan-coloured cerata with white tips. Its rhinophores are white and rolled. They are separated from one another by an opaque white spherical mass of unknown function known as the rhinophoral crest.

Identification
features:
 
Size: 40mm 
Behaviour:  The egg mass is globular, convoluted and has numerous eggs per capsule. The egg ribbon of the medallion silvertip is diagnostic for the species: a flat spiral of capsules with only 5-7 eggs per capsule.
Diet:  This species of nudibranch feeds on moss animals and bryozoans
Distribution: This species is endemic to the South African coast and is found only from Saldanha Bay to East London
Depth: intertidal border to at least 40m 
Habitat:  Rocky reefs
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
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-06-06 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 35mm 12m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Belinda Domoney-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-06-16 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 20mm 18m Sony DSC-T1 photo
Bennie Longhow-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-12-11 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 20mm 10m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Bennie Longhow-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-12-11 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 10mm 10m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Charne Wepener-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-14 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 17 15mm 13m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Cobus Hay-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-05-24 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 Swimthru 12 20mm 16m Canon Powershot S300 photo
Cobus Hay-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-08-28 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 15 20mm 8m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Craig Arnold-(East Londen) 2010-10-05 East Londen Bonza Bay (EL)-Three Sisters 15 15mm 12m Canon EOS 5d photo
Danie Retief (Port Elizabeth) 2014-06-30 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gasmic Gorge 18 15mm 18m Canon Powershot G7 photo
Dave Allen-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 14 20mm 12m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-06-22 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 17 20mm 20m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Gerhard Ferreira-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-07 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 Swimthru 13 35mm 20m Canon Powershot A60 photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-11-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 17 20mm 10m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-11-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 17 20mm 11m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-21 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Paris Maru Wreck (1934) 16 20mm 14m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2010-10-23 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Rock Cod 14 20mm 14 Sony DSC-W150 photo
Johan Du Preez-(Jeffreys Bay) 2010-06-06 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16 25mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Du Preez-(Jeffreys Bay) 2010-06-06 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16 22mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Du Preez-(Jeffreys Bay) 2010-10-02 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Rock Cod 16 15mm 17m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Du Preez-(Jeffreys Bay) 2010-08-28 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-White sands 16 20mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-12-21 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 16 20mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-02-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Suicide Reef 18 40mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 14 15mm 13m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-12-05 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16 15mm 10m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-07-20 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Vital Link 15 45mm 18m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Melanie Harmse (Port Elizabeth) 2012-05-27 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 20mm 11m Canon Powershot G11 photo
Melanie Harmse (Port Elizabeth) 2012-05-27 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 22mm 8m Canon Powershot G11 photo
Neal Bruton-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-18 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Thunderbolt 15 20mm 20m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Phillip Kemp-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-28 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 16 15mm 14m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Quinton Andrews-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-07 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 The wall 15 20mm 19m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Quinton Andrews-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-28 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 17 25mm 12m Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR photo
Quinton Andrews-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-02 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Vital Link 11 20mm 15m Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR photo
Sharon Clark-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-01 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 17 20mm 16m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Yvette Retief-(Port Elizabeth) 2015-04-12 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 17 15mm 15m Sony DSC-W390 photo
 
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