Reproductive Biology

Protandric hermaphrodite; it matures and functions first as a male and then as a female. Mating behavior has not been reported. Eggs are spawned in mucous strings that may extend SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS to 1.6 ft (0.5 m) in length. None known. ♦

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

Resources

Books

Lalli, Carol M., and Ronald W. Gilmore. Pelagic Snails: The Biology of Holoplanktonic Gastropod Mollusks. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1989.

Other

"Sea Slug Forum." July 10, 2003 [July 27, 2003]. <http://www.seaslugforum.net>.

Katherine E. Mills, MS

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