Glossodoris cincta

Girdled glossodoris
Glossodoris cincta
Glossodoris cincta, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Glossodoris cincta
Glossodoris cincta, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Glossodoris cincta
Glossodoris cincta


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Body is fleshy and lumpy, oval shaped with pronounced undulations on the mantle edge. The mantle edge has a broad yellowish band outlined by a narrow blue/green or black line. The gills and rhinophores are pale to darker brown. Feeds on sponges.


Max Size: 6 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 25.4-32.3°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (2.4% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.