Gastropoda | Nudibranchia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 10 - 10 m (Ref. 866). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: South Africa and Mauritius.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 844)
Assumed maximum length from Ref. 844. Found in rock pools and on dead coral in shallow water (Ref. 844, 866).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Debelius, H. 2001. (Ref. 844)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)