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Scientific name: Flabellina capensis
Common name: White edged nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Aeolidina Flabellinidae Not Defined Flabellina Flabellina capensis

Short Description:

The white-edged nudibranch is a slender pale-bodied aeolid with numerous dark red or brownish cerata all edged with white. It has rugose pale rhinophores. It has a pair of elongated oral tentacles having an opaque white stripe on sides of cerata

 

Identification
features:
 
Size: 40mm 
Behaviour: The white-edged nudibranch is hermaphrodite. The egg mass is highly convoluted and creamy white
Diet: Feeds on hydroids of the genus Eudendrium
Distribution: This species is endemic to the South African coast and is found only from the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula to Port Elizabeth
Depth: 10-30m  
Habitat: Rocky shores
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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) 2008-02-23 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 17 15mm 20m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-12-13 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gasmic Gorge 10 3mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-12-13 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gasmic Gorge 10 3mm 27m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 18 15mm 19m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-02-27 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gasmic Gorge 16 15mm 20m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-02-27 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gasmic Gorge 16 10mm 20m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-07-25 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 15 15mm 15m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-08-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 15 15mm 15m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-08-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 15 15mm 15m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-12-21 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Mark 4 The wall 17 20mm 14m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-10-09 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 16 20mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-10-09 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 16 15mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-10-09 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 16 19mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-10-09 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 16 15mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-12-10 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shiprock 18 25mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 14 15mm 12m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 14 15mm 12m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-10-09 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 13 15mm 12m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-11-06 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 12mm 11m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-10-14 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 15 20mm 16m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-10-18 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 15 20mm 15m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-11-16 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 17 20mm 11m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-11-16 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 17 20mm 11m Canon Powershot G10 photo
 
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