Coryphellina rubrolineata CloseUp
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Coryphellina rubrolineata Nudibranch

Coryphellina rubrolineata CloseUp

Coryphellina rubrolineata is a relatively large aeolid nudibranch growing to 42 mm in length.

The stretched out body has a sharp end at the tail, the dorsal side is covered with a certain amount of extensions called cerata, which size vary from an animal to another. The rhinophores are pointed and look like feathers. The oral tentacles are thin, cylindrical and longer than the rhinophores.

Like mainly all aeolids, Coryphellina rubrolineata has the ability to store the stinging cells from cnidarians eaten. This stinging cells stock is a particularly effective means of defense and is located at the ends of cerata, it is contained in cnidosacs.


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