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Profile lexID: 10489 AphiaID: 494457 Scientific: Elysia lobata German: Saftsauger English: Sap-sucking Slug,Lobed Elysia Category: Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > lobata (Species) Initial determination: Gould, 1852 Occurrence: , North Pacific (Ocean) Hawaii, Japan, Marshall øerne, Okinawa , Papua NeuGuinea , Vestlige Stillehav Sea depth: 0 - 3 Meter Size: 0,8 cm - 1,5 cm Temperature: °C - 22°C Food: Alger Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2017-03-01 12:19:02
Last edit: 2017-03-01 12:29:37
Elysia lobata Gould, 1852
Nudibranch of genus Elysia feed primilary by piercing and sucking algae cells (chloroplasts).They are sap Sucking Slugs.Thats why Elysia is,like their food, often green.Young species are brownish or beige in colour.
Elysia lobata is translucent clear to greenish, probably dependent on the stage of the feeding cycle. The body is dotted with black, and bordered with yellow or pink.The rhinophores have a brownish-pink band and a bluish tip.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchacea (Suborder) > Plakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > Elysia lobata (Species)
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