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Kaloplocamus ramosus


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lexID:
10125 
AphiaID:
141710 
Scientific:
Kaloplocamus ramosus 
German:
Nacktschnecke 
English:
Tasselled Nudibranch 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Polyceridae (Family) > Kaloplocamus (Genus) > ramosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cantraine, ), 1835 
Occurrence:
Portugal, Australien, Azorerne, Europæiske kyster, Japan, Middelhavet, New Zealand, Spanien, Syd Afrika, Vestafrika 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 3cm 
Temperature:
0°C - 25°C 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Foder specialist 
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:
2018-10-26 17:53:24 

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The tasselled nudibranch, scientific name Kaloplocamus ramosus, is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, and a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Polyceridae.

Polycerid, growing to about 30mm, with brown or reddish spots all over body and a row of large papillae around the mantle edge. The upper half of the papillae have many retractile unbranched secondary papillae. This species has been found feeding on encrusting bryozoan colonies.

First described from the Mediterranean. has since been reported from South Africa, West Africa, Japan and eastern Australia.

Synonymised names:
Doris fimbriata Delle Chiaje, 1841
Doris ramosa Cantraine, 1835
Euplocamus atlanticus Bergh, 1892
Euplocamus croceus Philippi, 1836
Euplocamus frondosus Philippi, 1839
Euplocamus japonicus Bergh, 1880
Kaloplocamus atlanticus (Bergh, 1892)
Kaloplocamus aureus Odhner, 1932
Kaloplocamus filosus Cattaneo-Vietti & Sordi, 1988

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