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Mexichromis similaris

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Chromodorididae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Doridoidea
Genus  Mexichromis
Similar  Mexichromis pusilla, Diversidoris crocea, Mexichromis mariei, Hypselodoris whitei, Glossodoris pallida

Mexichromis similaris is a species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.

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Distribution

This nudibranch is found in the tropical Western Pacific Ocean.

Description

Mexichromis similaris has a pale-lilac or violet body, with pale-orange gills and rhinophores. The mantle is edged with a white band, and there is a long white line running down its dorsum. This species is easily confused with other similarly coloured nudibranchs, especially Pectenodoris trilineata.

This nudibranch can reach a total length of at least 14 mm, and like all Chromodorids, feeds on sponges.

References

Mexichromis similaris Wikipedia


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