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Scientific name: Hypselodoris capensis-1
Common name: White cape dorid
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Doridina Chromodorididae Not defined Hypselodoris Hypselodoris capensis-1

     

Short Description:

The Cape dorid is a white-bodieddorid with a smooth skin. It has opaque white lines along the notum and irregular reddish-orange spots. It has a broken blue-purple margin. It has eight gills arranged around the anus and its rhinophores are perfoliate. The rhinophores and gill edges are orange

Identification
features:
 
Size: 50mm
Behaviour: Its egg ribbon is a creamy collar of several whorls.
Diet: Sponges
Distribution: This species can found around the southern African coast from the Cape Peninsula to the Wild Coast  It is probably endemic
Depth: Subtidally to at least 20m.
Habitat: Rocky reefs
Reference: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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) 2010-05-24 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Avalanche 16 20mm 20m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Andre Aggenbach-{Port Elizabeth) 2010-08-01 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Vital Link 14 25mm 18m Olympus C-4000z photo
Charne Wepener-(Port Elizabeth) 2012-06-17 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 25mm 21m Canon Powershot G12 photo
Ernst Fourie(Bloemfontein) 2012-03-03 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 19 18mm 11m Canon Powershot S1 IS photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-11-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 17 70mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 17 25mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-06-16 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 15mm 16 Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-02-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 30mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-12-21 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 16 30mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-14 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 13 40mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-03-19 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Riy Banks 18 15mm 22 Olympus SP560UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-11-12 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 14 200mm 18m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Yvette Retief-(Port Elizabeth) 2015-02-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Thunderbolt 20 20mm 164m Sony DSC-W390 photo
 
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