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Scientific name: Cuthona speciosa-1
Common name: Green candy nudibranch
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 speciosa-1


Short Description:

The green candy nudibranch is a vividly coloured nudibranch, having a yellow-orange body and turquoise or purple cerata with yellow tips. The rhinophores are smooth and usually also yellow-orange, although they make take on the colours of the cerata. Also known as Trinchesia speciosa (Macnae, 1954)

 Orange ovarall notum and rhinopores  with green cerata ending in orange tips
Size: 20mm
Behaviour: Candy nudibranchs are hermaphrodites. Their egg mass is a spiral collar of orange eggs
Diet: Feed on hydroids of the genus Sertularella
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.
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-11-22 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 17 10mm 11m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Gerhard Naude-(Port Elizabeth) 2014-09-14 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 17 5mm 20m Sony DSC-W150 photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 17 8mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-09-12 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 15 8mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-11-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Kraal 14 8mm 10m Canon Powershot G10 photo
Lucinda Lear-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-11-15 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Shark Gully 15 10mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
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