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Doris fontainii Nudibranch


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lexID:
13251 
AphiaID:
536827 
Scientific:
Doris fontainii 
German:
Sternschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Dorididae (Family) > Doris (Genus) > fontainii (Species) 
Initial determination:
d'Orbigny, 1837 
Occurrence:
Argentina, Chile, Peru, South America, South Atlantic, South-Pazific 
Sea depth:
0 - 100 Meter 
Size:
up to 4.72" (12 cm) 
Temperature:
50 °F - 64.4 °F (10°C - 18°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Sponges 
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:
2020-09-13 13:53:43 

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Doris fontainii d'Orbigny, 1837

Doris fontainii is a species of Gastropoda in the family Dorididae. Doris fontainii form shallow marine sediments. It is a sessile prey feeder. It has sexual reproduction.

It feeds on brownish encrusting demosponges. The egg mass is very long yellowish ribbon forming a spiral with up to 7 whorls. There are 3 to 4 small spherical eggs in each capsule.

Synonymised names:
Anisodoris fontainei [sic] (incorrect subsequent spelling of Anisodoris fontainii (d'Orbigny, 1837))
Anisodoris tessellata Bergh, 1898
Archidoris fontainii (d'Orbigny, 1837)
Archidoris incerta Bergh, 1898
Doris fontainei [sic] (incorrect subsequent spelling of Doris fontainii d'Orbigny, 1837)
Neodoris carvi Er. Marcus, 1959
Neodoris erinacea Er. Marcus, 1959

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