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Glossodoris acosti nudibranch

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Glossodoris acosti,85 mm,Ekstasi, Palau Wainilu, 2011

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lexID:
11895 
AphiaID:
1264645 
Scientific:
Glossodoris acosti 
German:
Prachtsternschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Glossodoris (Genus) > acosti (Species) 
Initial determination:
Matsuda & Gosliner, 2018 
Occurrence:
Indo Pacific, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka 
Sea depth:
- 18 Meter 
Size:
2.36" - 3.15" (6,5cm - 8,5cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, No reliable information available, Sponges 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-11 17:36:30 

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Glossodoris acosti Matsuda & Gosliner, 2018

A new described nudibranch. Previously confused with Glossodoris cincta this species is distinguished by details of colouring and internal anatomy as well as DNA sequences from other species of very similar appearance

Three marginal bands with subdued colours, outer light blue, middle dark green, inner yellowish green.

Probably widespread in the central Indo-Pacific Ocean.

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  1. Wikipedia (en)
  2. WoRMS (en)

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