species: Berthella martensi in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Berthella martensi


©Anne Hoggett: Berthella martensi about 7 cm long at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island, 16 m depth

©Anne Hoggett: Berthella martensi about 7 cm long at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island, 16 m depth

©Anne Hoggett: Berthella martensi about 7 cm long at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island, 16 m depth
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Pleurobranchida
Family Pleurobranchidae
Genus Berthella
Species Berthella martensi

Colours

         

Distinguishing features

Mantle divided into sections, can break pieces off in defence. Colour is highly variable (yellow, red, brown, black, white with contrasting spots) but rhinophores always dark (Humann and Deloach, 2010).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.