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Scientific name: Cuthona sp6
Common name: Yellow 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 sp6

Short Description:

This candy nudibranch is a yellow coloured nudibranch, having a yellow bodyand cerata The rhinophores are smooth and usually also yellow although ligOverall yellow colourhter

Identification
features:
Size: 10mm
Behaviour: Candy nudibranchs are hermaphrodites. Their egg mass is a spiral collar of orange eggs
Diet: Feed on hydroids
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
Gerhard Naude-(Port Elizabeth) 2015-12-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 18 10mm 10m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Gerhard Naude-(Port Elizabeth) 2015-12-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 18 10mm 10m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Gerhard Naude-(Port Elizabeth) 2015-12-17 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 18 10mm 13m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Jaco Koekemoer-(Port Elizabeth ) 2015-12-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 18 10mm 10m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Jaco Koekemoer-(Port Elizabeth ) 2015-12-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 18 10mm 10m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Jaco Koekemoer-(Port Elizabeth ) 2015-12-17 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 18 10mm 13m Olympus SP550UZ photo
 
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