Jorunna pantherina (Angas, 1864)
panther Jorunna
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Family:  Kentrodorididae ()
Max. size:  2.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Known from depths of 0 to 5 m (Ref. 7727). 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 - 24.07.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 23.06.16

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