Gastropoda | Nudibranchia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 866). Tropical; 37°N - 36°S, 30°E - 144°W
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)
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).
Gosliner, T. 1987. (Ref. 866)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.2 (based on 2479 cells).