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Goniobranchus vibratus Trembling Nudibranch, Vibrating Nudibranch



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lexID:
11235 
AphiaID:
597345 
Scientific:
Goniobranchus vibratus 
German:
Prachtsternschnecke 
English:
Trembling Nudibranch, Vibrating Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Goniobranchus (Genus) > vibratus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pease, ), 1860 
Occurrence:
Australia, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Japan, Lembeh Strait, Marschall Islands, Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 24 Meter 
Size:
up to 2.36" (6,5 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Sponges 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-11-25 17:40:27 

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Goniobranchus vibratus (Pease, 1860)

Goniobranchus vibratus, common name Trembling Nudibranch, is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.

When crawling, it rhythmically vibrates its gills, refer to "vibratus".

This marine species occurs off Hawaii, in the Marshall Islands, in French Polynesia and in Japan, in the tropical Pacific Ocean
Goniobranchus species feeds exclusively on sponges. (Porifera, Phoriospongia poni or probably Chelonaplysilla violacea).

Synonymised names:
Chromodoris vibrata (Pease, 1860)
Doris propinquata Pease, 1860
Doris vibrata Pease, 1860 (original combination)
Hypselodoris vibrata (Pease, 1860)

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

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