Three-spot nudibranch

Three-spot nudibranch

Three-spot nudibranch

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Aldisa trimaculata

The three-spot nudibranch, scientific name Aldisa trimaculata, is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cadlinidae.

Appearance

The three-spot nudibranch is a tan-coloured dorid with a warty skin and three brown spots, which are themselves spotted with lighter patches. The animal has eight gills arranged around the anus and its rhinophores are perfoliate. It may reach a total length of 40 mm.

Distribution

Geography

This demersal species has so far only been found around the southern African coast, on both sides of the Cape Peninsula, in 10–30 m of water. It may possibly be endemic to that area.

Habits and Lifestyle

This species feeds on sponges.

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Three-spot nudibranch Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-spot_nudibranch

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