Hopkinsia rosacea MacFarland, 1905
rose nudibranch
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Family:  Goniodorididae ()
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Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific.
Diagnosis:  supple, with long, brilliant rose-pink projections which cover its entire body; it is one of the brightest dorids along the California coast (Ref. 312).
Biology:  Habitat: Found in low tide zone. Diet: pink encrusting bryozoan Eurystomella bilabiata (Ref. 312). Members of the order Nudibranchia are simultaneous hermaphrodites. Mating behavior: Both individuals darts their penis toward each other to induce one to act as a male and the other as the female. The victorious one to penetrate the body wall is the dominant male. Life cycle: Eggs are deposited on a substratum where they develop and hatch into (planktonic) vestigial veliger larval stage and further grow as adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 13.11.19

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