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Black-margined Doriprismatica

Doriprismatica atromarginata

''Doriprismatica atromarginata'' is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.
Dark Margin Glossodoris Light yellow to tan glossy body with thin black line on curling mantle edge with white marginal band.Black rhinophores and gill branches. Ikok's Rock dive site in Lankayan Island, Sabah.     Doriprismatica atromarginata,Fall,Geotagged,Malaysia

Appearance

''Doriprismatica atromarginata'' ranges in colour from creamy-white through yellow to pale brown. It typically has a black-lined edge running down the outside of a very folded mantle and black rhinophore clubs. The frilly mantle sometimes appears to move like a wave as the animal crawls along. It can reach a total length of at least 60 mm. This species is very similar in appearance to ''Doriprismatica sibogae'' and ''Doriprismatica plumbea'', although ''Doriprismatica atromarginata'' is by far the more common and is not quite as deep yellow in colour as the other species.

Distribution

This species is found throughout the tropical and sub-tropical Indo-Pacific area.

Habitat

''Doriprismatica atromarginata'' feeds on sponges and has been seen feeding on the species ''Hyatella intestinalis''.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderNudibranchia
FamilyChromodorididae
GenusDoriprismatica
SpeciesD. atromarginata
Photographed in
Malaysia