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Berghia verrucicornis - ventral view
Berghia verrucicornis & spawn
Berghia verrucicornis
Berghia verrucicornis
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Berghia verrucicornis (Costa A., 1867)
Medium sized aeolid nudibranch found in shallow water amongst sea-anemones. The base colour is whitish to cream with a dull brown spot (occasionally 2) on the doesum and bright submarginal ring on the cerata. Two orange-brown markings are present near the eyes.

Propodial tentacles: Present, whitish, recurved..
Oral tentacles: Present, white, smooth.
Rhinophores: Generally an orange-brown, distinctly papillate and with a white tip.
Cerata: Numerous, the digestive gland is white with a bright orange subterminal band and white tips.
Foot: Colourless without any appendages.

Size range: 11mm. Rare.

Specific characteristics: This species is easy to distinguish from related species by its colouration and rhinophoral structure.

Identification by Dr. A. Perrone
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