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Jorunna funebris Kelaart 1858 

Dotted Nudibranch

 Sean Maxwell (2011)

 

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Overview

Brief Summary


Comprehensive Description


Distribution


Physical Description

Size


Identification Resources


Ecology

Local Distribution and Habitats


Biogeographical Distribution


Micro-habitats and Associations


Crypsis


Life History & Behaviour

Behaviour


Cyclicity


Evolution & Systematics

Fossil History


Systematics or Phylogenetics


Morphology & Physiology

External Morphology


Internal Anatomy


Molecular Biology & Chemistry

Molecular Biology


Secondary Metabolites


Conservation

Trends


Threats


References & More Information

References


Contacts


Names & Taxonomy

Related Names


Common Names

Brief Summary


The dotted nudibranch (Jorunna funebris) is a marine, slug-like invertebrate belonging to the phylum Mollusca. J. funebris are hermaphroditic and can vary in size from 15 millimetres to over 70 mm long, with an average length 35mm. They can be found in reef lagoons, below the low tide mark.

J. funebris, like all nudibranchs, has diverged from the gene

ralised molluscan body plan by losing a protective hard shell. By losing a protective shell, this animal now relies on chemical defence and crypsis colouration to avoid being predated upon. Dotted nudibranchs are carnivorous and they feed exclusively on sponges (Rudman and Willan 1998). 




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(2 objects, created 5/6/2011)

Album: This is a private album that is not visible to anonymous users Great Barrier Reef Invertebrates

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Date:

Album: 2012

Album: 2011

Classification

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Nudibranchia
Superfamily
Doridoidea
Family
Discodorididae