Magnifa Nudibranch (Chromodoris magnifica)

Also known as Chromodoris Magnifa, Dorid Nudibranch, Magnifa Sea Slug, Magnificent Chromodoris, Magnificent Nudibranch, Nudibranch

Description

Also known as Chromodoris Magnifa, Dorid Nudibranch, Magnifa Sea Slug, Magnificent Chromodoris, Magnificent Nudibranch, Nudibranch.

Found singly or in pairs amongst sand and rubble areas of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on sponges and sea squirts.
Length - 3cm
Depth - 2-30m
Widespread Western Central Pacific

Opisthobranchia - Nudibranchs - Sea Slugs meaning "naked gills" are molluscs without a hard shell. 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. Ref: http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/chrmag

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