Wikipedia

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Glossodoris rufomarginata, commonly called white-margin sea slug or caramel nudibranch,[1] is a species of colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.

Description[edit]

Glossodoris rufomarginata has a size commonly observed around 3,5 cms with a maximum of 5 cms length.,[1][2] The background coloration of the entire body is whitish with on the foot and the dorsal surface speckled with a dense coat of tiny red dots to orange-brown that gives the impression at first glance that the animal is brown. The edge of the mantle is well developed and wavy with a broad white band with a red to orange-brown outer border. The foot has also a white external margin. The rhinophores and branchial plume are retractable[1] with a red to orange-brown coloration with a white median line on rhinophores and a white highlight on the gills axes.

Distribution & habitat[edit]

This species occurs in the tropical waters of Indo-Pacific area. It has been observed in localities as far distant from one another as Tanzania in Africa, Mayotte, but it occurs mainly from Sri Lanka to Polynesia and Hawaii.,[2][3] This nudibranch can be observed mostly on reef and rocky areas in sheltered as in exposed environment but with a preference for area in the shade.[3]

Glossodoris rufromarginata

Biology[edit]

Glossodoris rufomarginata has a daytime activity[3] and can be easily met on or in close proximity to its favorite food source which are some black sponges of the family Thorectidae,[1][4]

References[edit]

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Source: Wikipedia

Unreviewed

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!