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Platydoris formosa Flat Nudibranch, Flat Doris



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lexID:
6885 
AphiaID:
560056 
Scientific:
Platydoris formosa 
German:
Ledernacktschnecke 
English:
Flat Nudibranch, Flat Doris 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Discodorididae (Family) > Platydoris (Genus) > formosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Alder & Hancock, ), 1864 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Philippines, Réunion , Samoa, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
5.91" - 7.09" (15cm - 18cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Sponges 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2014-03-20 20:12:14 

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Platydoris formosa (Alder & Hancock, 1864)

Platydoris formosa is a flat nudibranch.The body colour is yellow with unregulary and large red-orange patches.This species grows up to 18,0 cm in length. Rhinophores are yellow in colour.This flat nudibranch is nocturnal and feeds on siliceous sponges.

Similar is Platydoris scabra (with fine brown specks).

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

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