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Notodoris minor - picture : Danny Van Belle - Location: Nila - Tanimbar Islands - INDONESIA

Notodoris minor

Order: NUDIBRANCHIA
Suborder: EUCTENIDIACEA
Infraorder: DORIDACEA
Superfamily: POLYCEROIDEA
Family: AEGERIDAE
Genus : Notodoris
Species : Notodoris minor

Notodoris minor

Notodoris minor - picture : Danny Van Belle - Location: Nila - Tanimbar Islands - INDONESIA

DISTRIBUTION

Indo-West Pacific

As with other species of Notodoris, the skin is toughened with tiny spicules, the upper surface has a few irregular pustules, and the small rhinophores are smooth and simple. The branched gills are situated midway along the body, partially hidden by three large lobes. The animal has a yellow background colour, with a pattern of diagonal and transverse black lines arranged in a network over the entire body. The gills and rhinophores are essentially yellow, but in juveniles, and some adults, there can be some black pigmentation. Notodoris minor can grow to 14 cm in length.

N. minor feeds on calcareous sponges belonging to the family Leucettidae.
It is often found on coral substrates, but its distribution is dependent on the presence of its food sponges.

 

Notodoris minor

Notodoris minor - picture : Danny Van Belle - Location: Nila - Tanimbar Islands - INDONESIA