Moridilla brockii Bergh, 1888
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Moridilla brockii is characterized by a translucent orange foot and clusters of orange cerata. There
is a central row of large rolled cerata, which are in some specimen translucent at the base, then white,
and then orange. The rhinophores are orange, translucent at the base. The oral tentacles are
translucent orange, then translucent white in the last third, then orange again. In some specimen there is a broad white
band at the dorsal midline between the ceratal clusters, going from the orange tip of the tail to the rhinophores,
then to the upper half of the oral tentacles.
When disturbed Moridilla brockii unrolls the large rolled cerata
and points them at the source of the disturbance.
Another aeolid with similar behaviour is Phidiana salaamica.
More information on Moridilla brockii are on
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How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 10 December 2016, Moridilla brockii Bergh, 1888
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Dexiarchia/Moridilla_brockii.htm