Thecacera pennigera

(Montagu, 1815)

Thecacera pennigera
Photographed by: Christian von Damm

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3599
Two individuals are shown in this photo, both feeding on the same small bryozoan colony.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #724
Nowadays this small dorid nudibranch has a widespread distribution in the (tropical and temperate) seas of the world as the result of accidental transportation by ships. Its original range will probably never be known with certainty.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2413
This excellent photo is significant because it represents the first record of this species from Western Australia. Indeed, the only record of this human-introduced species anywhere in Australia beyond New South Wales.

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Pictures of Thecacera pennigera

Thecacera pennigera from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Thecacera pennigera from Fremantle, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Thecacera pennigera from Cape Town, South AfricaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Thecacera pennigera from Phuket, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Thecacera pennigera from Nelson Bay, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Thecacera pennigera from Phuket, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Thecacera pennigera from Ratnagiri, India
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Thecacera pennigera from San Sebastian, SpainIdentification reviewed by Lucas Cervera
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Thecacera pennigera from Sydney, Australia
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Thecacera pennigera from Sydney, Australia
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Thecacera pennigera from Phuket, Thailand
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