Polycera atra breeding cycles

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Postby Craig Hoover » Sat May 22, 2010 12:59 am

Hi All,

I've been chasing down the breeding cycles for nudibranchs in Malibu. Polycera atra is mating and egg laying on the outer pinnacle at Big Rock right now. A month ago they were at Point Dume at the foot of the outer wall below the surge channel. Here is a shot taken at Anacapa two months ago at the pelican preserve.
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Postby Kevin Lee » Sat May 22, 2010 5:46 am

Hi Craig, welcome to the forum and thanks for your interesting post. Your P. atra is on its favorite food, Bugula neritrina. Here's a photo of the bryozoan:


Cheers, k;-)

Kevin Lee

Postby Craig Hoover » Sun May 23, 2010 10:18 am

Hi Kevin,

I've been searching for the name of this bryozoan for a while now. Thanks for the info.

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