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Hypselodoris maridadilus



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lexID:
8242 
AphiaID:
209601 
Scientific:
Hypselodoris maridadilus 
German:
Prachtsternschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Naaktslakken 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Hypselodoris (Genus) > maridadilus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Rudman, 1977 
Occurrence:
Kenya, the Seychelles, Australia, Western Pacific Ocean, Mauritius, Red Sea, Hawaii, Tansania, Madagascar, East Africa, Arabische Zee, Indische Oceaan, Japan 
Size:
2.5 cm - 3 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Sponzen, Voederspecialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-04-11 16:59:40 

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Hypselodoris maridadilus Rudman, 1977

Hypselodoris maridadilus has a yellow body with purple longitudinal lines. The mantle is purple bordered. Gills and rhinophores are bright orange-red.

The egg mass is bright orange.

Hypselodoris maridadilus feeds exclusively on sponges(dysideid sponges).

The name derives from “maridadi,” the Swahili word for “beautiful.”

Very similar is Hypselodoris whitei with white-tipped rhinophores and the gills gills have a white inner edge.

Synonym:
Hypselodoris lineata

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

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