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Elysia lobata


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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 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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More related species
in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-03-01 12:29:37 

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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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