Ceratophyllidia africana

Eliot, 1903

Ceratophyllidia africana
Photographed by: Jeffrey Davies

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Phyllidiidae
Species:Ceratophyllidia africana

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7112
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.

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Pictures of Ceratophyllidia africana

Ceratophyllidia africana from Manado, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Oahu, Hawaii, USAIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 8 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Dave Behrens
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 8 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 8 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Watamu, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Watamu, Kenya
Posted 7 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Anilao, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 7 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 7 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 7 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Koh Tachai, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 7 years ago
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Koh Tachai, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Ceratophyllidia africana from Malindi, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Posted 6 years ago
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