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Flatworm Discodoris Nudibranch Video Stock Footage

The body of Discodoris boholiensis is roughly oval-shaped, with a wavy margin, broad and rather flattened, up to 12 cm (5 in) long and 8 cm (3 in) wide. The head is not clearly demarcated from the body. The rhinophores are dark brown, with a vertical white line on the anterior surfaces, and are able to retract into their sheaths these are also dark brown and have wavy margins. The dorsal surface of the sea slug has a thicker longitudinal ridge, the visceral hump, in the centre it is translucent and whitish, with irregular brown patches and spots. There are six external gills, which can also be retracted, of which the hind two are divided into two branches the gills are brown with a distinctive pattern of white lines. The edge of the mantle is undulating, leathery and semi-rigid, streaked in dark brown and creamy-white, beige or yellowish, and dotted with dark brown and white speckles. On the underside of the animal, the foot is long and oval, being much narrower than the mantle, and has a dark brown edge. Learn more about Flatworm Discodoris Nudibranch


View related species in family group: Sea Slug

Animalia: Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Gastropoda: Discodorididae: Discodoris boholiensis

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