Hypselodoris infucata (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1831)
Painted nudibranch
Hypselodoris infucata
photo by Harasti, David

Family:  Chromodorididae ()
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Assumed maximum length from Ref. 844. Found in the intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats on tropical reefs (Ref. 866). Carnivorous. Possibly feeds on sponges as it is reported to be observed on sponges under rock slabs and boulders in the lower eulittoral and sublittoral fringe (Ref. 102838). Members of the family Chromodorididae feed on sponges (Ref. 108647).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 12.05.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 26.06.15

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