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Mexichromis macropus

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lexID:
12474 
AphiaID:
533928 
Scientific:
Mexichromis macropus 
German:
Nacktschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Chromodorididae (Family) > Mexichromis (Genus) > macropus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Rudman, 1983 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Australia, Queensland 
Sea depth:
4 - 30 Meter 
Size:
1,5 cm - 3 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Sponges, Specialista alimentare 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-10-13 13:29:12 

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Mexichromis macropus Rudman, 1983

Mexichromis macropus is recorded from temperate and subtropical Australia, including SW Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and southern Queensland.

The mantle border is decorated with radially arranged orange or yellow-orange stripes.The mantle colour from white to pink-purple and has scattered pointed papillae tipped in purple.

Mexichromis macropus feeds on a bluish grey sponge in the genus Dysidea.

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