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Diaulula sandiegensis



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lexID:
8005 
Scientific:
Diaulula sandiegensis 
German:
Leopard Doris 
English:
Ringed Doris, Ringed-spotted Dorid, Leopard Dorid 
Category:
Limaces de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Discodorididae (Family) > Diaulula (Genus) > sandiegensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(J. G. Cooper, ), 1863 
Occurrence:
Alaska, golfe de Californie, golfe du Mexique, Japon, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Pacifique Est 
Size:
2 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 25°C 
Food:
Sponges, spécialiste de la nourriture 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Diaulula alba
  • Diaulula aurila
  • Diaulula boreopacifica
  • Diaulula cerebralis
  • Diaulula farmersi
  • Diaulula flindersi
  • Diaulula hispida
  • Diaulula immaculata
  • Diaulula lentiginosa
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-02-17 19:50:03 

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Diaulula sandiegensis (J. G. Cooper, 1863)

The background colour can be white,yellow or a yellowish brown. On the mantle there are a few,sometimes more numerous, brown rings or irregular spots. This species is commonly known as Ringed Doris.

Sea slugs genus Diaulula have special tubercles which microscopic glass spicules on their tips(caryophyllidia).

Diaulula sandiegensis feeds on several sponges, include Haliclona permollis,Halichrondria, Axinella, Mycale, Terpios and Toxadocia

Very similar is Geitodoris heathi,is much smaller and has sometimes small dark spots,never rings.

Synonyme:
Discodoris sandiegensis
Doris sandiegensis

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

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