Rostanga bifurcata

Rudman & Avern, 1989

Rostanga bifurcata
Photographed by: Brent Murdoch

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Discodorididae
Species:Rostanga bifurcata

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #28348
Two individuals together head-to-head, both partially covered with sand.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #29347
Two individuals together side-by-side, both partially covered with sand.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2223
Species of the genus Rostanga are more or less identical externally and the differences are very subtle. In Rostanga bifurcata the clavus of the rhinophore is reduced compared to other species and has relatively fewer, horizontal lamellae (the lamellae are vertical in most other species). Internally species of Rostanga are very different, especially in the shape of their radular teeth.

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