Flabellina amabilis Hirano & Kuzirian, 1991
charming aeolid
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Family:  Flabellinidae ()
Max. size:  2.40000009536743 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Kuwait and Canada.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Assumed maximum length from Ref. 822. Intertidal (Ref. 105057). Feeds on the hydroid Eudendrium (Ref. 822). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 06.06.06
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 04.04.16

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