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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > sea slugs > Order Nudibranchia
Notobryon nudibranch
Notobryon sp.
Family Scyllaeidae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? Sometimes seen on some of our reefy shores.

Features: About 3cm long. It has a pair of 'flaps' (mantle lobes) in the middle of the body which it can use to swim with. There are fluffy structures (dendritic gill-like structures) inside the mantle lobes. The brush-like rhinophores are tiny and are at the tip of a huge rhinophore stalk.

What does it eat? This nudibranch eats hydroids.

Sisters Island, Nov 05

Beting Bronok, May 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Sisters Island, Nov 05

Notobryon nudibranchs on Singapore shores

Photos of Notobryon nudibranchs for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Links

References

  • Tan Siong Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.
  • Humann, Paul and Ned Deloach. 2010. Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications. 497pp.
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