FLABELLINA EXOPTATA

Flabellina exoptata
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General habitats for this species are coral or rocky reefs. You can usually see them on hydroids, feeding, mating and laying eggs. Body colour can be very variable and range from white, pink, purple to orange. The sensory organs and the tips of the cerata are usually pale orange colour. It has the ability to reposition the stinging cells from its food source (hydroids) to the tips of its tentacles for protection.
Frequency of sightings:
Common
Best time of year:
All year round
Remarks:
Small species, body up to 3.5 cm
Divesites seen at:
Angels Window, Aw Shucks, Batu Merah, Batu Sandar, California Dreaming, Critter Hunt, Dantes Wall, Goby A Crab, Hairball 2, Jahir 2, Lembeh Resort House Reef, Magic Crack, Magic Rock, Makawide, Makawide 2, Makawide 3, Mawali Wreck, Nudi Falls, Nudi Retreat, Pantai Parigi, Police Pier 2, Tanjung Kubur
Taxonomical order of this critter:
Invertebrate
Mollusks
Gastropod
Nudibranch
- Aegires gardineri
- Aegires minor
- Aegires villosus
- Ardeadoris averni
- Ardeadoris cruenta
- Ardeadoris undaurum
- Bornella anguilla
- Cadlinella subornatissima
- Caloria indica
- Ceratosoma tenue
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