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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Tritonia hamnerorum Nudibranch moves across a Common Sea Fan (Gorgonia ventalina) on the Davis Reef dive site off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.
These relatively small tritoniids feeds exclusively on gorgonian sea fans and is sometimes found in large numbers.
This nudibranch removes distasteful chemicals from the sea fans and stores them for its own defence.

· Date: Fri June 10, 2005 · Reference ID: /222005-04-24-17-06-07 · Views: 7576 ·
Keywords: nudibranch nudibranchia dendronotina sea fans gorgonian corals Gorgonia ventalina florida atlantic caribbean usa keys islamorada tavernier

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