Hermodice carunculata

(Pallas, 1766)

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

Hermodice carunculata
Photographed by: Luisfer Diego

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class:Polychaeta
Order:Aciculata
Family:Amphinomidae
Species:Hermodice carunculata

Comment from Leslie Harris on photo #11492
That's the gorgonian predator Hermodice carunculata and it's reported from the Mediterranean to the Indo Pacific. There's some debate as to whether it's really one species or a complex of morphologically similar species. It will take DNA analysis to resolve the issue.

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Pictures of Hermodice carunculata

Hermodice carunculata from Cuba
Location: Cuba
Posted 8 years ago
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Hermodice carunculata from Cuba
Location: Cuba
Posted 8 years ago
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