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Rostanga pulchra   MacFarland, 1905

red sponge nudibranch
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Nudibranchia | Rostangidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 102 - 102 m (Ref. 83435).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.9 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 312)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Habitat: Occurs in low intertidal areas. Diet: orange and velvety red sponge; this may be found resting on those sponges that are the same color as the body (Ref. 312). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Gallivan, G. and J. Danforth. 1999. (Ref. 312)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown