First observation of the nudibranch Tenellia feeding on the scleractinian coral Pavona decussata

  title={First observation of the nudibranch Tenellia feeding on the scleractinian coral Pavona decussata},
  author={Kwan Ting Wong and Tsz Yan Ng and Ryan Ho Leung Tsang and Put O. Ang},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Some Tenellia nudibranchs are known to be corallivores (Cella et al. 2016) that prey on poritid and dendrophylliid corals (Ritson-Williams et al. 2003). We report here the first record of a Tenellia nudibranch feeding on an agariciid coral, Pavona decussata. These nudibranchs (max. length observed ~10 mm) were first found during detailed examination of transplanted coral fragments of P. decussata in Chek Chau, Hong Kong, southern China. They were subsequently also found on natural coral… 
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