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Ardeadoris angustolutea

Ardeadoris angustolutea is a species of colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific regions, with confirmed sightings from Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Philippines, Thailand, Guam, Hawaii and the Marshall Islands.[2]

Description[edit]

The mantle in this species is an almost translucent white in color. The mantle border ranges in color from opaque white to orange-yellow. The midline of the body has a more opaque line that runs from the rhinophores to the posterior branchia (gills). The rhinophores and branchia have an orange-brown tint.

Ecology[edit]

The food source for this sea slug is not yet known. As is the case with many nudibranchs, it probably feeds on one specific sponge species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b WoRMS, World Register of Marine Species
  2. ^ Noumea angustolutea, Sea Slug Forum.
  • Rudman W.B. (1990) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: further species of Glossodoris, Thorunna and the Chromodoris aureomarginata colour group. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 263-326 page(s): 291
  • Debelius, H. & Kuiter, R.H. (2007) Nudibranchs of the world. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, 360 pp. ISBN 978-3-939767-06-0 page(s): 206
  • Gosliner, T.M., Behrens, D.W. & Valdés, Á. (2008) Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and seaslugs. A field guide to the world's most diverse fauna. Sea Challengers Natural History Books, Washington, 426 pp. page(s): 243

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