Profile lexID: 7984 AphiaID: 533391 Scientific: Rostanga pulchra German: Roter-Schwamm Doris English: Red Sponge Doris, Red Sponge Nudibranch, Crimson Dorid Category: Nudibranchi Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Discodorididae (Family) > Rostanga (Genus) > pulchra (Species) Initial determination: MacFarland, 1905 Occurrence: , Chile Argentina, Messico (Pacifico orientale), Pacifico orientale Size: bis zu 1cm Temperature: 20°C - 25°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 More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2015-02-09 20:41:33
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Rostanga pulchra MacFarland, 1905
Rostanga pulchra has a sponge-like appearance and feeds on red sponges, such as Acarnus,Esperiopsis,Ophlitaspongia, and Plocamia.The body colour is orange-red.The flatworm Notoplana acticola hunts Rostanga pulchra. This nudibranch is commonly known as "Red Sponge Doris".
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