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Dermatobranchus pustulosus Nudibranch



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lexID:
7534 
AphiaID:
558947 
Scientific:
Dermatobranchus pustulosus 
German:
Furchenschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Arminidae (Family) > Dermatobranchus (Genus) > pustulosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
van Hasselt, 1824 
Occurrence:
Egypt, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Kenya, Komodo (Komodo Island), Lembeh Strait, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mayotte, Philippines, Sulawesi, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
1.97" - 3.15" (5cm - 8cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-09-16 19:44:22 

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Dermatobranchus pustulosus van Hasselt, 1824

Dermatobranchus pustulosuscan have a brownish mottled mantle with irregular pustules ("pustulosus"). Rhinophores are swollen,the foot and the oral veil are pink with black spots.

Sea snails of the Familiy Arminidae generally eat soft corals and sea pens.It is often seen burrowing in sand.

Dermatobranchus pustulosus feeds on xeid soft corals.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Dexiarchia (Suborder) > Euarminida (Infraorder) > Arminoidea (Superfamily) > Arminidae (Family) > Dermatobranchus (Genus)

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