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Aphelodoris luctuosa


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lexID:
8847 
AphiaID:
599222 
Scientific:
Aphelodoris luctuosa 
German:
Nacktschnecke 
English:
Variable Dorid 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Dorididae (Family) > Aphelodoris (Genus) > luctuosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cheeseman, ), 1882 
Occurrence:
New Zealand 
Size:
3 cm - 7.5 cm 
Temperature:
12°C - 23°C 
Food:
Sea squirts, Sponges, No reliable information available, Bryozoans (sea mats), Foder specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2015-10-11 19:37:33 

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Aphelodoris luctuosa (Cheeseman, 1882)

It is endemic to New Zealand waters.This nudibranch is highly variable in colour(many colour variations between white, brown and black).Aphelodoris luctuosa feeds on sponges.

Can be commonly found in shallow coastal waters along rocky shorelines in depths of 1 to 15 m.

Synonym:
Doris luctuosa

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

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