seen? This 'hairy' nudibranch is sometimes seen on rubble near reefs at
Sentosa. It was also seen at Chek Jawa.
Features: About 2cm long. Long,
narrow, soft body with many long finger-like structures (called cerata) arranged in rows
across the body. The body and cerata nurture the symbiotic zooxanthellae
that continues to undergo photosynthesis and produce nutrients within
the sea slug. Usually beige or brown.
What does it eat? According to
Bill Rudman, it feeds on Fine
feathery soft corals (Briareum sp.).
Sentosa, Jun 07
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.
Sentosa, Jun 08
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on flickr
Sentosa, May 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his
Chek Jawa, Dec 19
Photo shared by Jonathan Tan on facebook.
Chek Jawa, Nov 17
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.
- 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.
Terrence M., David W. Behrens and Gary C. Williams. 1996. Coral
Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific: Animal life from Africa to Hawaii
exclusive of the vertebrates
Sea Challengers. 314pp.