Gymnodoris aurita (Gould, 1852) [Doridopsis]
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The genus Gymnodoris is an interesting genus of carnivorous nudibranchs
which feed on other sea slugs.
Gymnodoris aurita is characterized by the red colour, flat round tubercles capped with
whitish-yellow and by large gills.
Here is a close-up shot of 2 specimens mating.
More information on Gymnodoris aurita are on
Michael D. Miller's Slug Site!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 18 May 2020, Gymnodoris aurita (Gould, 1852)