Melibe viridis

Kelaart, 1858

Also known as: Melibe mirifica, Melibe vexillifera

Melibe viridis
Photographed by: Jeffrey de Guzman

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7914
Detail of mouth

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #4809
Note the blunt apices to the cerata without a fringe of papillae and also the large conical pustules on the cerata.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3811
A contracted individual with its cerata placed dorsally instead of laid out flat horizontally which is the normal resting position. Maybe it was just about to start swimming. The head is on the left.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1953
Detail of oral hood closed up.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1947
A typical individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #297
Detail of oral hood when expanded.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #295
Detail of head and unopened oral veil. One of the large species of Melibe with flattened cerata. Melibe viridis has both surfaces of its cerata covered with very large, conical, unbranched pustules. Other names by which this species is known in the literature are Melibe mirifica and Melibe vexillifera.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1024
A very large species of Melibe (up to 300 mm maximum length) that lives on the open on soft substrates. The underlying colour of the body is pale rose pink. The cerata are flattened with cone-shaped pustules on them, and their apices are bluntly rounded.

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