Dorid Nudibranch

© Johan Boshoff

Vito ra ntolovelo ra xindyangu

Nudibranch – Typical Dorid

Vito rinwana

Sea slugs

Vito ra xi science

Doridina

Size

Kuya fika eka 50 cm, hixitalo 7 cm.

Nhlamuselo

Miri wa yona wufana na humba yo pfumala xikhambal. Yilanguteka tani hi nkondzo lowukulu naswona wa rhetela nyana. Ti gills ta yona tishame laha ndzhaku ka yona. Yiva na swihefemuli swimbirhi leswi vuriwaka ti rhinophores laha emahlweni ka nhloko. Mihlovo yayona yihambana hambana kusuka eka yo basa, xitshopani, orenji kuya eka wasi na ntima.

Vuxokoxoko

Ndyangu wayona wuhlangana swinene na Opisthobranchia. Vito leri ra nudibranch rivula ‘naked gills’. Ti gills ta yona tishame ekusuhi swinene na xirho lexi yiti rhumaka hi xona loko ntumbuluko wutshuka wu vitanile naswona tihambana swinene hi muhlovo. Loko yi chavisiwile yikota kuti songasonga yi hundzuka xipaci.

Tinxaka tinwani ta yona tivikiwa kuva tiri na poyizeni swinene hikwalaho ka swakudya leswi tidyaka swona. Swirho swayona swa masangu swikumeka exineneni xa nhamu. Matandza ya yona yatshikeriwa ya khomeleriwe hi marhimila.

Swakudya

Swakudya swa yona swikatsa spones, soft corals, anemones na hydroids.

Kuhangalaka

Yikumeka eka tinxaka hinkwato ta malwandle ya laha misaveni.

Common species

Gem sea slug (Chromodoris geminus)
Dorid sp (Nembrotha purpureolineata)
Spanish dancer (Hexabranchus sanguineus)