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Chromodoris aspersa Purple-Spotted Nudibranch



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lexID:
7411 
AphiaID:
558319 
Scientific:
Chromodoris aspersa 
German:
Lila-Gepunktete Prachtsternschnecke 
English:
Purple-Spotted Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Chromodoris (Genus) > aspersa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gould, ), 1852 
Occurrence:
Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Myanmar, Red Sea, Réunion , South-Africa, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
0.59" - 1.57" (1.5cm - 4cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Sponges 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-07-29 20:09:16 

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Chromodoris aspersa (Gould, 1852)

On the white backround colour are numerous purple spots.These appearance is distinctive.

This species feeds exclusively on sponges (siliceous sponges -Desmospongiae).

Synonymised names:
Chromodoris inornata Pease, 1871
Chromodoris pallescens Bergh, 1875
Doris amabilis Kelaart, 1859
Doris aspersa Gould, 1852 (original combination)
Doris punctulifera Bergh, 1874
Glossodoris inornata Pease, 1871

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