Cratena capensis

Barnard, 1927

Cratena capensis
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Aeolidina
Family:Facelinidae
Species:Cratena capensis

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #701
This aeolid nudibranch is endemic to the Cape Province of South Africa. It is characterised by the angular foot corners and red cerata with white tips. The bright orange cheek patches, long oral tentacles and long tail are characters possessed by all species of the genus Cratena. I have seen other species of Cratena displaying this trailing behaviour too.

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Cratena capensis from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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