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Felimare fontandraui

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Chromodorididae
Scientific name  Hypselodoris fontandraui
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Doridoidea
Genus  Felimare
Rank  Species
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Similar  Felimare tricolor, Felimare villafranca, Felimare, Felimare orsinii, Felimida purpurea

Felimare fontandraui is a species of colourful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.

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Distribution

This nudibranch is known from the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Western Mediterranean.

Description

Felimare fontandraui typically has a blue to purple body with yellow lines running down its sides and a single yellow-cream line on its upper dorsum. The upper dorsum is also often marked with light blue streaks near the mantle edge. Its mantle is edged in orange and it has black-purple gills and rhinophores. There is considerable colour variation within this species.

This species can reach a total length of at least 30 mm and has been observed feeding on yellow sponges from the genus Dysidea.

References

Felimare fontandraui Wikipedia


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