Dermatobranchus sp. 8

Suborder: ARMININA
Family: Arminidae


Apparently endemic to temperare South Africa.


off Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 23 February 2002, depth 13m. Water temp: 15-16C. Length: 11mm. Photos: Lindsay Warren

Terry Gosliner (1987) lists this as Dermatobranchus sp. 1. He considers it to be quite common, reporting numerous specimens being found at Oudekraal along the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, and at Port Elizabeth. He notes that it feeds on the soft coral Sarcophyton trochiforme in 10-15m.

• Gosliner, T., 1987. Nudibranchs of Southern Africa.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (October 21) Dermatobranchus sp. 8 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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