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Pierre's armina

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Arminidae
Scientific name  Armina sp.
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Arminoidea
Genus  Armina
Rank  Species
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Similar  Armina, Armina semperi, Ceratosoma tenue, Dermatobranchus, Ceratosoma trilobatum

Pierre's armina, scientific name Armina sp. (as designated by Zsilavecz, 2007), is a species of sea slug, a nudibranch. It is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Arminidae. This species was undescribed by science as of November 2009.

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Distribution

In 2009, this species had only been found off South Africa, in False Bay off Windmill Beach, in at least 10 m of water. It appears to be endemic.

Description

Pierre's armina grows up to 70 mm in length. It is a black-bodied nudibranch with raised white longitudinal ridges. The edge of the mantle is yellow and the foot is pinkish with a yellow margin. It has small ridged rhinophores, which are close together at their base.

Ecology

Pierre's armina burrows in sand and feeds on the purple sea pen, Actinoptylum molle.

References

Pierre's armina Wikipedia


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