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Scientific name: Nembrotha purpureolineata
Common name: Purpureo dorid
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Doridina Polyceridae Nembrothinae Nembrotha Nembrotha purpureolineata

Short Description:

Nembrotha purpureolineata is a large pale-bodied dorid. Although the ground colour is a creamy white, this is mostly hidden by a large brown patch which covers most of the notum. Brown stripes usually run down the sides of the body and a brown band is found around the head and anterior part of the mantle. The rhinophores are red to orange-red. The foot is usually edged with purple, though this may only be rather faint.

Size: 120mm 
Behaviour: Usually found close to sponges
Diet: This species feeds on ascidians and tunicates.
Distribution: East Londen troughout Kwazulu-Natal
Depth: 30m
Habitat: Shallow  reefs
  • Nudibranchs of Southern Africa (a guide to opistobranch molluscs of Southern Africa)
    Terrence Gosliner
Similar Species:
  • None on database

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Nicolette Fourie-(Port Elizabeth) 2013-11-10 East Londen Sunrise-on-Sea (EL)-Kwelera Nature Reserve 18 60mm 12m Olympus FE230 photo
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