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Scientific name: Leminda millecra
Common name: Frilled nudibranch
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Arminina Charcotiidae Not defined Leminda Leminda millecra

     

Short Description:

The frilled nudibranch is a large  smooth-bodied nudibranch with a frilled appearance. Margins of the body have a bright bluish edge, and the body may have pink or brown pigmentation. The rhinopores are elongated and smooth, and emerge from a scrolled sheath

Identification
features:
 
Size: 90mm
Behaviour: Its egg mass consists of fat white convoluted curls with large eggs distinctly visible.
Diet: The food of the frilled nudibranch is unknown
Distribution: This species is endemic to the South African coast and is found from the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula to Port Elizabeth
Depth: 10-40m
Habitat: Rocky reefs
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Andre Aggenbach-{Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 25mm 12m Canon Powershot A60 photo
Andre Aggenbach-{Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 25mm 12m Canon Powershot A60 photo
Andre Aggenbach-{Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 20mm 12m Canon Powershot A60 photo
Bennie Longhow-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-12-28 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 14 50mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Bennie Longhow-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-12-11 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 40mm 10m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Charles Rowe-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 100mm 12m Olympus E30 photo
Charne Wepener-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-13 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 17 20mm 10m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Dieter Hoffman-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-02-14 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 21 30mm 16 Sony DSC-W150 photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2011-08-09 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Raggies Rest 16 50mm 16 Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2011-08-09 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Little Chelsea 16 40mm 14m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2011-12-22 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Little Chelsea 17 20mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Du Preez-(Jeffreys Bay) 2010-06-11 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16 70mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-02-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 110mm 14m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-10-04 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 16 120mm 18m Olympus FE280 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-17 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 18 80mm 9m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-17 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 18 80mm 9m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-11-12 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 14 70mm 22m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-06-06 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 18 55mm 9m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Lucinda Lear-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 30mm 12m Canon Powershot S300 photo
Neal Bruton-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-28 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 17 45mm 13m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Neal Bruton-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-02-14 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16 25mm 6m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Neal Bruton-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-02-14 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 16 25mm 6m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Phillip Kemp-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-28 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 16 100mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Quinton Andrews-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-03-28 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 17 30mm 12m Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR photo
Quinton Andrews-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-03 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 16 50mm 14m Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR photo
Quinton Andrews-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-03 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 16 40mm 14m Panasonic DMC FX10 photo
Quinton Andrews-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-01 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 16 50mm 14m Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR photo
Sharon Clark-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-02-14 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 21 40mm 12m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Yvette Retief-(Port Elizabeth) 2015-04-12 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Bermuda 17 22mm 20m Sony DSC-W390 photo
 
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