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Goniobranchus tumuliferus



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lexID:
7487 
Scientific:
Goniobranchus tumuliferus 
German:
Prachtsternschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Goniobranchus (Genus) > tumuliferus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Collingwood, ), 1881 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, Indiske ocean, Japan, Ny Kaledonien, Singapore, Sulawesi, Thailand, Vestlige Stillehav 
Size:
3 cm - 6 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Sponges, Foder specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Last edit:
2014-08-31 13:47:24 

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Goniobranchus tumuliferus (Collingwood, 1881)
(formerly classified as Chromodoris tumulifera)

The body is white with bight or dark purple spots.Gills and rhinophores are a pale yellowish-brown.

Goniobranchus tumuliferus feeds on sponges.

Similar is Goniobranchus woodwardae, which have a continuous yellow marginal band,G.tumuliferus have usually a series of short yellow lines. Very similar to Goniobranchus kitae (with white spots on gills and rhinophores).

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