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Anteaeolidiella oliviae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Aeolidiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Aeolidioidea
Genus  Anteaeolidiella
Anteaeolidiella oliviae
Similar  Anteaeolidiella indica, Aeolidiella, Aeolidiidae, Phidiana, Aeolidioidea

Anteaeolidiella oliviae, is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch. It is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Aeolidiidae.

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Distribution

This species was described from specimens collected at San Diego, California. Its distribution is apparently confined to California.

Description

The body of Anteaeolidiella oliviae is translucent white with cream coloration on the back. There is sometimes an orange blotch on the head and another over the pericardium. The rhinophores have diagonal lamellae and are bright orange with white tips. The oral tentacles are mostly bright opaque white. The cerata are orange with white tips. Maximum size about 20 mm.

Ecology

This species feeds on sea anemones. It is probably mostly nocturnal in its habits.

References

Anteaeolidiella oliviae Wikipedia


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