Jorunna tomentosa

(Cuvier, 1804)

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Jorunna tomentosa from Cape Town, South Africa
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: The tiny papillae (called caryophyllidia) all over the surface of the mantle have a very elaborate and characteristic microscopic structure – a tiny central papilla protected by a crown of spicules emerging above the skin of the mantle. These structures must have some sensory function, but what they sense and why they need to be distributed all over the mantle is unknown.
 

Location:Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer:Guido Zsilavecz
Camera:Unknown Unknown › View EXIF properties
Taken on:January 27, 2008
Viewed:1298 times
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:Doridina
Family:Dorididae
Species:Jorunna tomentosa