Mulliner's Dorid

Mulliner’s Dorid

Peltodoris mullineri

Physical Description

Mulliner’s Dorid is a sizable nudibranch species found south of Santa Barbara. It features yellow rhinophores and gills and exhibits irregular brown blotches on its mantle.

Habitat and Geographical Range

This species inhabits the eastern Pacific coast, particularly in regions south of Santa Barbara. It can be found in various marine habitats within its geographical range.

What They Eat and How They Breed

Mulliner’s Dorid primarily feeds on sponges, utilizing specialized feeding structures to consume its prey. Like other nudibranchs, it likely reproduces through mating behavior, with individuals exchanging sperm for fertilization. After fertilization, females lay eggs, typically in gelatinous masses on suitable substrates.

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