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Rubramoena rubescens

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Fionidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Fionoidea
Genus  Rubramoena
Rubramoena rubescens
Similar  Tenellia foliata, Tenellia pustulata, Flabellina pellucida, Tenellia caerulea, Flabellina gracilis

Rubramoena rubescens is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Fionidae.

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Distribution

This species was described from St. John's Point, Dunkineely, Co Donegal, Ireland. It has been reported from the NE Atlantic from Norway south to Cornwall.

Description

The typical adult size of this species is 12-15 mm. It is very similar to Rubramoena amoena, apart from differences in the colour pattern.

Habitat

Cuthona rubescens feeds on hydroids of the genus Halecium especially Halecium halecinum.

References

Rubramoena rubescens Wikipedia


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