Gastropoda | Nudibranchia | Chromodorididae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Gosliner, T. 1987. (Ref. 866)
Size / Weight / Age
Demersal; depth range 15 - 15 m (Ref. 866)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: South Africa and Japan.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Inhabits the under surface of coral rubble. Found in 15 m of water on tropical reefs (Ref. 866). Members of the order Nudibranchia are simultaneous hermaphrodites. Mating behavior: Both individuals darts their penis toward each other to induce one to act as a male and the other as the female. The victorious one to penetrate the body wall is the dominant male. Life cycle: Eggs are deposited on a substratum where they develop and hatch into (planktonic) vestigial veliger larval stage and further grow as adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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