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Goniobranchus galactos nudibranch


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lexID:
12418 
AphiaID:
597357 
Scientific:
Goniobranchus galactos 
German:
Prachtsternschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Goniobranchus (Genus) > galactos (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Rudman & S. Johnson, ), 1985 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, Marschall Islands, Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
2 - 15 Meter 
Size:
0.79" - 1.18" (2,5cm - 3,0cm) 
Temperature:
78.8 °F - 86 °F (26°C - 30°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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-19 13:26:36 

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Goniobranchus galactos (Rudman & S. Johnson, 1985)

Goniobranchus galactos is only known from Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands.

White mantle, white gills and rhinophores. It has an orange band at the edge of the mantle and a distinctive submarginal band of purple with small opaque white spots scattered on this.

Similat to Goniobranchus rubrocornutus (which has not been found at Ewewetak but does occur in other Marshall Islands atolls).

Synonymised names:
Chromodoris galactos Rudman & S. Johnson, 1985 (original combination)

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