Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Glossodoris hikuerensis
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Glossodoris hikuerensis
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
Glossodoris hikuerensis has a pale-brown body which is covered by speckled white dots. It has a very frilly mantle edged with brown-black-brown lines. Its gills are semi-translucent white, and its rhinophores have the same speckled pale-brown pattern as its body. Glossodoris hikuerensis is a relatively large nudibranch and can reach at least 100 mm in length.
This species, like many other nudibranchs, feeds on sponges. The only sponge identified as its food source is Hyrtios erectus. When disturbed, Glossodoris hikuerensis releases a milky-white substance which is a form of chemical defence.
-  Sea Slug Forum, accessed 18 December 2009.
- McDonald G. R. & Nybakken J. W. (last change: 14 December 2009) "A List of the Worldwide Food Habits of Nudibranchs". Accessed 20 December 2009. htm