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Scientific name: Hypselodoris capensis-1
Common name: White cape dorid
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Mollusca Not Defined Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Nudibranchia Doridina Chromodorididae Not defined Hypselodoris Hypselodoris capensis-1


Short Description:

The Cape dorid is a white-bodieddorid with a smooth skin. It has opaque white lines along the notum and irregular reddish-orange spots. It has a broken blue-purple margin. It has eight gills arranged around the anus and its rhinophores are perfoliate. The rhinophores and gill edges are orange

Size: 50mm
Behaviour: Its egg ribbon is a creamy collar of several whorls.
Diet: Sponges
Distribution: This species can found around the southern African coast from the Cape Peninsula to the Wild Coast  It is probably endemic
Depth: Subtidally to at least 20m.
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
Analize de Vries-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-05-24 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Avalanche 16 20mm 20m Sony DSC-W170 photo
Andre Aggenbach-{Port Elizabeth) 2010-08-01 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Vital Link 14 25mm 18m Olympus C-4000z photo
Charne Wepener-(Port Elizabeth) 2012-06-17 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 25mm 21m Canon Powershot G12 photo
Ernst Fourie(Bloemfontein) 2012-03-03 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef 19 18mm 11m Canon Powershot S1 IS photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-11-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 17 70mm 12m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 17 25mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-06-16 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 16 15mm 16 Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-02-22 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Phillips Reef 18 30mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-12-21 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 16 30mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-14 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 13 40mm 16m Olympus SP560UZ photo
Johan Swanepoel-(Port Elizabeth) 2011-03-19 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Riy Banks 18 15mm 22 Olympus SP560UZ photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-11-12 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 14 200mm 18m Olympus SP550UZ photo
Yvette Retief-(Port Elizabeth) 2015-02-28 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Thunderbolt 20 20mm 164m Sony DSC-W390 photo
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