The blue speckled nudibranch -

Have you spotted? Blue-speckled nudibranch

NAME: Blue-speckled nudibranch (Dendrodoris caesia)

SIZE: Up to 120mm.

DISTRIBUTION: Cape Point to Port Elizabeth subtidally to at least 20m. Appears to be endemic.

DESCRIPTION: A large nudibranch with a frilly margin. Speckles can be almost continuous and in some specimens the animal is pink-speckled.

NATURAL HISTORY: Feeds on a yellow-brown sponge. Egg mass a messy ribbon of several whorls.

Familiarize yourself with these interesting creatures and other marine animals for your next dive. For more information grab a copy of this book “A Field Guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula” by Georgina Jones available in Pisces Divers.