Melibe rosea

Rang, 1829

Melibe rosea
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Dendronotina
Family:Tethydidae
Species:Melibe rosea

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1388
This dendronotid nudibranch is endemic to the Cape Province, South Africa. It is characterised by its small size (to 40 mm), pale pink coloration, and pustulose cerata each shaped like a cucumber. The cerata normally stand upright, but here they are pressed against the back – probably there was a strong current. This individual is slightly atypical in having only white speckles on the back; normally there is a heavy white encrustation on the back and ceratal bases.

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Melibe rosea from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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