Saturday, 29 May 2010
Italiano - Peperoncino giallo
T.delaisi inhabit depths between 3 - 40m. It prefers dark areas hidden between rocks and under overhangs.
They are territorial breeders. The males are responsible for taking care of the eggs.
Mating occurs head to tail through a genital aperture.
All nudibranchs are equipped with both male and female reproductive organs, each fertilizing the other, and both producing eggs.
At first sight these little animals look like plants, but they are in fact worms.
The worm lives inside the tube formed from mud, sand particles and mucus. Protruding tentacles extend outwards and filter feed on passing particles. When disturbed the tentacles quickly retract into the tube.