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Hexabranchus sanguineus   (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Spanish dancer

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Hexabranchus sanguineus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Nudibranchia | Hexabranchidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gosliner, T. 1987. (Ref. 866)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 100471)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 866)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 37°N - 36°S, 30°E - 144°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to Red Sea, east to French Polynesia, north to Japan, and south to Australia and New Caledonia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum length is based on data from Marshall Islands (Ref. 100471). Found in coral reefs at depths of 10 to 20 m (Ref. 866). Derives a potent chemical defense from Halichondria sp., a sponge that it eats. It displays a spectacular swimming response - it throws its body into sweeping dorsoventral flexions creating synchronous undulations through its broad and vividly patterned red and white mantle (Ref. 100471). Eggs are deposited as coiled rosettes on rocks and coral rubble (Ref. 100471).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Unknown