Melibe rosea

Rang, 1829

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Melibe rosea from Cape Town, South Africa
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This dendronotid nudibranch is endemic to the Cape Province, South Africa. It is characterised by its small size (to 40 mm), pale pink coloration, and pustulose cerata each shaped like a cucumber. The cerata normally stand upright, but here they are pressed against the back – probably there was a strong current. This individual is slightly atypical in having only white speckles on the back; normally there is a heavy white encrustation on the back and ceratal bases.
 

Location:Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer:Guido Zsilavecz
Camera:Unknown Unknown › View EXIF properties
Taken on:January 19, 2008
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Posted:9 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Dendronotina
Family:Tethydidae
Species:Melibe rosea