Flabellina pellucida (Alder & Hancock, 1843)
pellucid aeolis
Flabellina pellucida
photo by Scott, Sue

Family:  Flabellinidae ()
Max. size:  3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: USA and Canada.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feeds on hydroids (Ref. 7726). 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: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 05.07.16

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