Gastropoda | Nudibranchia
Gallivan, G. and J. Danforth. 1999. (Ref. 312)
Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 312)
Climate / Range
supple, with long, brilliant rose-pink projections which cover its entire body; it is one of the brightest dorids along the California coast (Ref. 312).
Habitat: Found in low tide zone. Diet: pink encrusting bryozoan Eurystomella bilabiata (Ref. 312). 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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