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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
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Porifera (Phylum)
    Demospongiae (Class)
      Haplosclerida (Order)
        Petrosina (Suborder)
          Petrosiidae (Family)
            Petrosia (Genus)
              Petrosia ficiformis (Species)
Associated Species