Samiksha Jaiswal

Tenellia kuiteri

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Fionidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Fionoidea
Genus  Tenellia

Tenellia kuiteri is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Fionidae.

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Distribution

This species was described from Green Point, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Ecology

Tenellia kuiteri feeds on the sponge associated solitary hydroid Zyzzyzus spongicola. In a remarkable adaptation the cerata have tentacle-like filaments which mimic the tentacles of the hydroid.

References

Tenellia kuiteri Wikipedia


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