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Ancula lentiginosa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Goniodorididae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Onchidoridoidea
Genus  Ancula
Ancula lentiginosa

Ancula lentiginosa is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Goniodorididae.

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Distribution

This species was first described from La Jolla, California.

Description

This goniodorid nudibranch is translucent white in colour with brown patches or stripes composed of small brown spots interspersed with white pigment. The pre-rhinophoral papillae, rhinophore clubs and gills are similarly mottled with brown and there is a line of brown spots along the ridge of the tail. There are two extra-branchial papillae which are translucent white with a band of brown spots below the tip.

Ecology

Ancula lentiginosa feeds on Barentsia sp., Entoprocta which often grow on hydroids, bryozoa and other living substrata.

References

Ancula lentiginosa Wikipedia


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