|Researched by||Sonia Rowley||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Flabellina lineata , Flabellina lineata (Lovén, 1846), Coryphella lineata|
Fjordia lineata lays its eggs in a spiralling ribbon-like white or pink mass. The eggs hatch into planktonic larvae. Egg ribbons are usually laid on their prey, principally the hydroid Tubularia indivisa. This species may also feed on Corymorpha nutans, Hydrallmania falcata, Coryne spp., or Sertularia spp. The occasional green colouration of the digestive gland in the cerata may be due to starvation (Thompson, 1988).
This species is very similar to other Fjordia species epecially as it can be found with Fjordia browni in large numbers. However, it is distinguished from other species by the distinct white lines.
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