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Hypselodoris violabranchia


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Violet Gill Nudibranch, Laupahoehoe, Hawaii 2014

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lexID:
10988 
AphiaID:
457530 
Scientific:
Hypselodoris violabranchia 
German:
Prachtschnerschnecke 
English:
Violet Gill Nudibranch 
Category:
Ślimaki nagoskrzelne 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Hypselodoris (Genus) > violabranchia (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gosliner & R. F. Johnson, 1999 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, Pacyfik Centralny 
Sea depth:
5 - 26 Meter 
Size:
1,5 cm - 3,5 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
gąbki, specjalista pokarmowy! 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-08-20 14:06:19 

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Hypselodoris violabranchia Gosliner & R. F. Johnson, 1999

Hypselodoris is a genus of colorful sea slugs.

Hypselodoris violabranchia has a light brown or salmon pink or pale-yellow body with white spots and lines on the dorsum. The mantle with a purple margin.The gills and rhinophores are purple or pink. Hypselodoris violabranchia is commonly known as the Violet Gill Nudibranch. Rhinophores have a basal orange band, then a median purple band. The rhinophore club is purple in colour. The translucent gills are purple edged.

Hypselodoris violabranchia feeds on sponges (appears to feed on a gray-blue sponge).

This species is endemic to Hawaii.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Euctenidiacea (Suborder) > Doridacea (Infraorder) > Doridoidea (Superfamily) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Hypselodoris (Genus) > Hypselodoris violabranchia (Species)

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