Chelidonura punctata

(Eliot, 1903)

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Chelidonura punctata from Sodwana Bay, South Africa
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This tailed bubble snail is characterised by the presence of orange spots on both the dorsal and ventral surfaces and the fine white edge on the parapodia that becomes grey anteriorly. An interesting short paper was just published on C. punctata documenting its diet of acoel flatworms on a brain coral.

Reference: Mangubhai, S. 2007. Chelidonura punctata (Eliot, 1903) preys on acoel flatworms recruiting onto Playtgyra daedala (Ellis and Solander, 1786) in Kenya. Coral Reefs 26: 1057.
 

Location:Sodwana Bay, South Africa
Photographer:Guido Zsilavecz
Camera:Canon PowerShot A75View EXIF properties
Taken on:August 9, 2005
Viewed:1993 times
Posted:9 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Cephalaspidea
Family:Aglajidae
Species:Chelidonura punctata