Moridilla brockii

Bergh, 1888

Moridilla brockii
Photographed by: Michael Henke

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11099
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2433
Look very carefully at the tips of the cerata, especially the biggest (white-tipped) ones close to the midline, and you will see they are coiled tightly inwards like young fern fronds. The uncoil rapidly and wave around when the individual is disturbed.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1020
A typical individual in a ‘relaxed’ posture. Note the cerata with the white tips closest to the midline are tightly coiled like watch springs. When an animal is irritated these cerata are rapidly uncoiled and waved about vigorously for defense.

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Pictures of Moridilla brockii

Moridilla brockii from Misool, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 7 years ago
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Moridilla brockii from Similan Islands, Thailand
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Moridilla brockii from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Bali, Indonesia
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Moridilla brockii from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Bali, Indonesia
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Moridilla brockii from Bunaken, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Moridilla brockii from Bunaken, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Moridilla brockii from Bunaken, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Moridilla brockii from Coron, PhilippinesIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Moridilla brockii from Similan Islands, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 7 years ago
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Moridilla brockii from Similan Islands, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Moridilla brockii from Similan Islands, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
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Moridilla brockii from Raja Ampat, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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