Bohol Nudibranch (Discodoris boholiensis)

Also known as Bohol Discodoris, Dorid Nudibranch, Disco Doris Boholiensis, Flatworm Discodoris, Nudibranch

Description

Also known as Bohol Discodoris, Dorid Nudibranch, Disco Doris Boholiensis, Flatworm Discodoris, Nudibranch.

Found amongst rubble and sandy areas, often hiding during the day and hunting for food at night on coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on sponges.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 1-15m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

The thin and wide skirt of the mantle means this nudi can curl into weird and wonderful shapes!

Opisthobranchia - Nudibranchs - Sea Slugs meaning "naked gills" are molluscs without a hard shell.
All opisthobranchs are hermaphrodites.
These beautiful slugs are usually brilliantly coloured and this in itself can act as a deterrent against predators. Some sea slugs secrete acid from stinging cells in their tentacles while others secrete acid from cells in their mantle.
Nudibranchs are slow moving, can swim or be propelled along either by muscular contraction or by millions of tiny hairs on the bottom of a fleshy "foot", they have a voracious appetite and feed with a rasp like tongue.
Nudibranch lay their eggs in a ribbon effect on the sand, in different colours depending on species. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discodoris_boholiensis

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