Janolus longidentatus Gosliner, 1981
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Family:  Janolidae ()
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Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 30 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: South Africa.
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Biology:  Found from the intertidal to at least 30 m (Ref. 866). 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 - 11.12.06

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