Ceratophyllidia africana

Eliot, 1903

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Ceratophyllidia africana from Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: The spherical tubercles on the mantle of Ceratophyllidia species are attached by a short narrow "stalk". When disturbed, the animal is able to break off the tubercles so animals can often be found with a mixture of large and small (growing) tubercles, as in this photo.
 

Comment from the photographer: Taken on 6/22/2008, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii at "Firehouse" dive site. I thought it was an egg sack at first, then I saw the antenna/eye stalks come out and you can see the skirt on the yellow sponge. Any help with Id would be greatly appreciated!
 

Location:Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Photographer:Jamie Dutton
Camera:Olympus μ750View EXIF properties
Taken on:June 22, 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:Doridina
Family:Phyllidiidae
Species:Ceratophyllidia africana