Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 2
  Temperature range (°C): 28.155 - 28.155
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.047 - 0.047
  Salinity (PPS): 34.370 - 34.370
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.544 - 4.544
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.165 - 0.165
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.217 - 1.217

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Depth range (m): 0.5 - 2
 
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Goniobranchus geometricus

Goniobranchus geometricus is a species of very colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[1]

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Distribution

This species is found throughout the Indian Ocean as well as the Western Pacific Ocean from the intertidal down to 30m.[2]

Description

Goniobranchus geometricus is a small nudibranch which may grow to a total length of 35mm. It is variably coloured, with the ground colour ranging from a creamy brown to purple, The mantle has numerous cream-coloured bumps and has a white margin. The gills and rhinophores are white to greenish.[2]

Ecology

This animal probably feeds on sponges.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Goniobranchus geometricus. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597336 on 2012-05-03
  2. ^ a b c King, D. & Fraser, V. 2001. More Reef Fishes and Nudibranchs Struik, Cape Town. ISBN 1-86872-686-X
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