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Baeolidia nodosa
Baeolidia nodosa
Baeolidia nodosa
Baeolidia nodosa - oral tentacles & rhinophores
Baeolidia nodosa spawn
Baeolidia nodosa
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Baeolidia nodosa (Haefelfinger & Stamm, 1958)
Small aeolid found in shallow water amongst algae generally rich in hydroids. The base colour is greenish at least 3 well separated circular patterns consisting of an outer yellow ring, an intermediate red ring and an inner whitish circle.

Propodial tentacles: Present.
Oral tentacles: 2 in number, straight, with white pigmentation.
Rhinophores: Clavate, irregularly papillate.
Cerata: In pairs, papillate and very irregular in size.
Foot: Colourless with greenish spots.

Size range: 3-9mm. Rare.

Specific characteristics: This species is easy to
distinguish from related species by its colouration, rhinophore and ceratal shape.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
7mm Qajjenza 2m depth 16/9/93
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