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Scientific name: Dermatobranchus sp1
Common name: Wide ridged nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Arminacea Arminidae Not Defined Dermatobranchus Dermatobranchus sp1

Short Description:

The white-ridged nudibranch is a small nudibranch, . It is pale-bodied with opaque white ridges running down the length of the body. Its rhinophores are set close together on its head and are oval with longitudinal ridges

 

Identification
features:
 
Size: 20mm in total length
Behaviour:  
Diet: Feeds on soft corals.
Distribution: This species has to date only been found off South Africa, from the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula to Port Elizabeth. It appears to be endemic.
Depth: 10-15m
Reference:: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Habitat: Rocky reefs
Similar Species:
  • None

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 18 8mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 15mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 15mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 15mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 10mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 15mm 18m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-22 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Gunners Rock 17 15mm 30m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-08-02 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 17 15mm 10m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
 
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