Ancula sp. 1

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Goniodorididae


Known only from Sth Africa


Locality: Hout Bay, 20m, Cape Town, Atlantic Ocean, 11 February 2006, Wreck. Length: 4cm and 2cm. Photographer: Wilhelm van Zyl.

This species has been reported previously from South Africa (Gosliner, 1987; sp. 165 - as Ancula sp. 1). The colour pattern appears to be very distinctive. It is reported here to feed on kamptozoans [message #19307]

  • Gosliner, T. M. (1987) Nudibranchs of Southern Africa, a guide to the Opisthobranchs of southern Africa. Monterey, Sea Challengers.  1-136.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (January 23) Ancula sp. 1 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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    From: Wilhelm van Zyl, January 24, 2007

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