Asteronotus mimeticus

Asteronotus mimeticus

''Asteronotus mimeticus'' is a species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Discodorididae.
Can you find us? There are 2 Asteronotus mimeticus Nudibranch on this patch of leather corals.
They are fairly small in size, around 1.5 cm. Anilao,Asteronotus mimeticus,Batangas,Nudibranch,Philippines

Distribution

The holotype of this species was described from Luzon Island, Philippines. Additional specimens included in the original description were from elsewhere in the Philippines, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Australia and Bali, Indonesia.Rudman, W.B., 2003 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. It is also known from Malaysia.
Laying Eggs This Asteronotus mimeticus Nudibranch is laying its eggs, the spiral shape thing are the eggs. Anilao,Asteronotus mimeticus,Batangas,Nudibranch,Philippines

Habitat

''Asteronotus mimeticus'' is found on the underside of blades of the leafy sponge ''Phyllospongia lamellosa'' and other sponges with flattened blades.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderNudibranchia
FamilyDiscodorididae
GenusAsteronotus
SpeciesA. mimeticus
Photographed in
Philippines