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Goniodoris castanea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Onchidoridoidea
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Species
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Goniodorididae
Genus  Goniodoris
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Similar  Goniodoris, Rostanga rubra, Geitodoris planata, Jorunna tomentosa, Polycera quadrilineata

Goniodoris castanea is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Goniodorididae.

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Distribution

This species was first described from Salcombe Estuary, Devon. It has subsequently been reported widely in Britain and Ireland and from Norway to the Mediterranean Sea.

Description

This goniodorid nudibranch is variable in colour, usually red-brown or dark purple but also bright red. Most individuals have scattered irregular small patches of white or grey all over the body.

Ecology

Goniodoris castanea feeds on tunicates of the genera Botryllus and Botrylloides, family Botryllidae.

References

Goniodoris castanea Wikipedia


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