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Hypselodoris pulchella



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lexID:
8078 
AphiaID:
597870 
Scientific:
Hypselodoris pulchella 
German:
Prachtsternschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Ślimaki nagoskrzelne 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Hypselodoris (Genus) > pulchella (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Rüppell & Leuckart, ), 1830 
Occurrence:
Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines, Red Sea, Kenya, Tansania, Comores, Ocean Indyjski, Zachodni Ocean Indyjski 
Size:
8 cm - 11 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
gąbki, specjalista pokarmowy! 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-03-01 19:48:43 

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Hypselodoris pulchella (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830)

The mantle edge of this colourfull sea slug is thin bluish. Mantle and foot are creamy white with numerous small yellowish-orange spots of different sizes.On the mantle is always a diffuse pattern of a pale violet-brown. The sensory tentacles are bluish and the gills vary from bluish to orange.Its often seen that two individuals following closely each other.

Hypselodoris pulchella feeds exclusively on sponges.

Very similar is Hypselodoris ghardaqana (the diffuse pattern of pale violet-brown is absent).

Synonyme:
Chromodoris pulchella
Doris pulchella
Risbecia pulchella

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

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