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Thordisa bimaculata


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Thordisa bimaculata, 2005

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lexID:
10021 
AphiaID:
581824 
Scientific:
Thordisa bimaculata  
German:
Nacktschnecke 
English:
Two-spot Thordis, Two-spotted Dorid  
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Discodorididae (Family) > Thordisa (Genus) > bimaculata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lance, 1966 
Occurrence:
North Pacific (Ocean), Californiske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), USA, Østlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
33 Meter 
Size:
2 cm - 3 cm 
Temperature:
15°C - 20°C 
Food:
Sponges, Foder specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-10-16 19:56:38 

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Thordisa bimaculata Lance, 1966

The body colour varies from translucent white or yellowish to bright orange. On the body are a large concentration of dark brownish black spots, one just in front of the gills and one just behind the rhinophores.On the mantle are long tapering papillae.

This species can be found intertidally along rocky shores (max. depth 33m). It feeds exclusively on sponges.

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

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