Brazilian Aeolid
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Spurilla braziliana

Spurilla braziliana - Brazilian Aeolid
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Size: 5 cm

Distribution: Gulf St. Vincent

Habitat: Rocky coast

Depth: Lower intertidal

This introduced nudibranch can be found under rocks in the intertidal zone. It is a pale to bright orange in colour, with brown cerata. Both the body and cerata are covered in white spots, while its slender rhinophores are white-tipped. This is an easily distinguishable species, and its colouration and the white spots can help to differentiate it from other aeolid nudibranches, such as those in the genus Anteaeolidiella.

Further Reference

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