Gastropoda | Nudibranchia
HÃ¤ussermann, V. and G. FÃ¶rsterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific: Peru and Chile.
It is found on primary or secondary hard substrates including most types of macroalgae that permit growth of hydroids from the intertidal area to a depth of 15 m (Ref. 87801). 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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