Dendrodoris? from Red Sea
November 18, 2005
From: Sven Kahlbrock
I.m working as diving instructor at Hurghada in the Red Sea, Egypt. Last week we found this probable Dendrodoris. I would like to know if there is any further information that you have about this species. At first it looked like Dendrodoris tuberculosa, but the tubercles are not that big.
Locality: Hurghada, El Eruk, Egypt. Red Sea. Depth: 10 m. Length: ca. 20 cm. 8 november 2005. sand bottom. Photographer: Marc ?
Thank you for the help, with best regards
firstname.lastname@example.orgKahlbrock, S., 2005 (Nov 18) Dendrodoris? from Red Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/15293
This is Sebadoris nubilosa. It has a much softer body than Dendrodoris tuberculosa and as you noticed, it is covered in pointed papillae, rather than large tubercles. It can break off part of its mantle when threatened, and can also swim. It is usually well camouflaged on coral sand and coral rubble backgrounds.
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