Gastropoda | Nudibranchia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 5 - 12 m (Ref. 79924). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Tanzania, tropical Australia to Fiji and Hawaii; Indonesia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 844)
Central part of the mantle is closely speckled with reddish-brown, and there is a thin band of the same color around the sinuous mantle edge. Rest of the mantle is white or translucent white. Rhinophore club is reddish brown and the white gills are also edged with the same color.
Assumed maximum length from Ref. 844.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Debelius, H. 2001. (Ref. 844)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).