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Hexabranchus sanguineus   (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Spanish dancer

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Hexabranchus sanguineus  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Nudibranchia | Hexabranchidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 866).  Tropical; 37°N - 36°S, 30°E - 144°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to Red Sea, east to French Polynesia, north to Japan, and south to Australia and New Caledonia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 100471)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum length is based on data from Marshall Islands (Ref. 100471). Found in coral reefs at depths of 10 to 20 m (Ref. 866). Derives a potent chemical defense from Halichondria sp., a sponge that it eats. It displays a spectacular swimming response - it throws its body into sweeping dorsoventral flexions creating synchronous undulations through its broad and vividly patterned red and white mantle (Ref. 100471). Eggs are deposited as coiled rosettes on rocks and coral rubble (Ref. 100471).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Eggs are deposited as coiled rosettes on rocks and coral rubble (Ref. 100471).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gosliner, T. 1987. (Ref. 866)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Predators
Reproduction
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Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.2 (based on 2479 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown