Polycera capensis

Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Polycera capensis
Photographed by: Daniel Wainwright

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

Comment from Terry Gosliner on photo #3869
These are some of the many color variants of Polycera capensis

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3593
Note that this individual has the right extra-branchia process forked at the tip. This mutation is unique to this individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2966
A distinctively coloured dorid nudibranch that was originally endemic to the southern African coast but it was accidentally introduced into New South Wales, Australia, in the 1930s and is now naturalised there.

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Pictures of Polycera capensis

Polycera capensis from Port Elizabeth, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Terry Gosliner
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Polycera capensis from Nelson Bay, Australia
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Polycera capensis from Nelson Bay, Australia
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Polycera capensis from Nelson Bay, Australia
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Polycera capensis from Nelson Bay, Australia
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Polycera capensis from Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Polycera capensis from Nelson Bay, Australia
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Polycera capensis from Nelson Bay, Australia
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Polycera capensis from Nelson Bay, Australia
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Polycera capensis from Nelson Bay, Australia
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Polycera capensis from Sydney, Australia
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Polycera capensis from Nelson Bay, Australia
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