Limacia clavigera

(Muller, 1776)

Limacia clavigera
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Polyceridae
Species:Limacia clavigera

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #3528
This is Limacia clavigera, which originates from north east Europe! It feeds on encrusting bryozoans but not a particular species, and appears to be frequently recorded from South Africa but not from anywhere else in the Indian Ocean, presumably because of temperature limitations.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6573
An excellent photo of an individual on its food, the encrusting moss animal (bryozoan) Electra pilosa. Note the 3 small gills on the dorsal midline towards the rear of the back

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2977
This nudibranch has an enormous distribution – from the North Atlantic, through the Mediterranean Sea, to the cape province of South Africa.

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Pictures of Limacia clavigera

Limacia clavigera from Sesimbra, Portugal
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