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Nudibranch

Spurilla neapolitana

Description:

This nudibranch feeds on anemones and collects the their stinging cells on the tips of the cerata for its own defense. It also traps the zooxanthellae living within the anemone so the slug can benefit from the symbiosis with these microscopic algae. Not surprisingly, the largest individuals are found in very shallow depths.

Notes:

4 meters deep

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João Pedro Silva
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João Pedro Silva

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Spotted on Jan 23, 2012
Submitted on Mar 14, 2015

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