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Petrosia ficiformis

(Poiret, 1789)

Guido Villani Peltotoris atromaculata feeding on a white Petrosia ficiformis living in a cave. Mitigliano cave-Marine Protected Area Puntacampanella Naples (Italy)- 5 mt.

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 01 Oct 2013
Claudia Weber-Gebert the horn of the "sea cow" El Hierro - Canary Islands Canon G10

Stuart Pearce Beautiful Spotty Doris (thats what we used to call them anyway lol) :)

Claudia Weber-Gebert yes I know ...in spanisch they call them "sea cow" - I like it ;-) Thank you Stuart :)

Stuart Pearce We will both be in trouble later for using nicknames instead of scientific nomenclature LOL :D

Claudia Weber-Gebert I don't like scientific names...for me, those creatures are individuals and I can nearly remember every shot I made... so I really prefer the nicknames ;-)

Tony Strazzari I like sea cow ... they look like Friesians

Claudia Weber-Gebert :D

Ernst Andres Beauty :-)

Claudia Weber-Gebert Danke Ernst :)

Ernst Andres You are welcome Claudia :-)

Ron Silver Peltodoris atromaculata

Claudia Weber-Gebert (Y) thanks Ron Silver :)

Antonio Colacino Peltodoris atromaculata .nice shot,lives on Spongia Petrosia ficiformis wich is his food too.In Italy the common name is "vacchetta di mare" traslated in english "young sea cow" :)

Claudia Weber-Gebert Thank you Antonio Colacino - so I was not so wrong with "the horn of the sea cow" ;)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 10 Oct 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Porifera (Phylum)
    Demospongiae (Class)
      Haplosclerida (Order)
        Petrosina (Suborder)
          Petrosiidae (Family)
            Petrosia (Genus)
              Petrosia ficiformis (Species)
Associated Species