E-Fauna Photo Gallery

Rostanga pulchra  (Pretty Red-sponge Doris)

Photo of Rostanga pulchra by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2067)

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Photo Location Sitka Sound, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Rocky areas, low intertidal
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2067
Notes This small dorid is almost always found on on encrusting red sponges, here on Acarnus erithacus, which it feeds upon. A careful examination of low intertidal and subtidal sponge mats may reveal this species. Photo taken with Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in shallow aquarium.


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