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Doris ocelligera
Doris ocelligera
Doris ocelligera
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Doris ocelligera (Bergh, 1881)
Doris ocelligera is a small dorid nudibranch found living under stones or shaded habitats feeding on small sponges. It is an Atlantic-Mediterranean species.

Propodial tentacles: 'Present' - bilaminate propodium.
Oral tentacles: 2 in number, short.
Rhinophores: Pale coloured, lamellate (9 lamellae) and retractable.
Gills: Retractable, pinnate, light brown in colour
Body: Flattish, rounded, with large spiculose tubercules; the body colour varies from light yellow brown to light brown but is darker brown in the centre part of the notum. Paler specimens are also present. The tubercules are small sized at the edge but larger towards the centre with black marks at the tips and spiculose.
Foot: Yellowish, without appendages.

Size range: 4-9mm. Rare.

Specific characteristics: This species can be distinguished from other Doris species by presence of 2 large tubercules near the rhinophores and 8 large tubercules near the gill circlet. In D. verrucosa the tubercules near the gills are very large.

Identified by Dr. A Perrone.
9mm St. Georges' Bay, Birzebbugia <1m depth 13/04/94
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4.5mm St. Georges' Bay, Birzebbugia <1m depth 13/04/94
4.5mm St. Georges' Bay, Birzebbugia <1m depth 13/04/94