Gastropoda | Nudibranchia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 844)
Assumed maximum length from Ref. 844. Found in the intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats on tropical reefs (Ref. 866). Carnivorous. Possibly feeds on sponges as it is reported to be observed on sponges under rock slabs and boulders in the lower eulittoral and sublittoral fringe (Ref. 102838). Members of the family Chromodorididae feed on sponges (Ref. 108647).
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
): 16.3 - 29.2, mean 26.7 (based on 2231 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)