Chromodoris obsoleta (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830)
obsolete Chromodoris
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Family:  Chromodorididae ()
Max. size:  1.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 5 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Arabian Sea.
Biology:  Assumed maximum length from Ref. 844. It was once recorded climbing upon a leaf kelp which grows off the coast of Oman (Ref. 844). Members of the family Chromodorididae feed on sponges (Ref. 108647). Members of the order Nudibranchia are simultaneous hermaphrodites. Mating behavior: Both individuals darts their penis toward each other to induce one to act as a male and the other as the female. The victorious one to penetrate the body wall is the dominant male. Life cycle: Eggs are deposited on a substratum where they develop and hatch into (planktonic) vestigial veliger larval stage and further grow as adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 09.05.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 27.06.16

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