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Profile lexID: 10764 AphiaID: 599524 Scientific: Platydoris pulchra German: Nacktschnecke English: Nudibranch Category: Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Discodorididae (Family) > Platydoris (Genus) > pulchra (Species) Initial determination: Eliot, 1904 Occurrence: , Zanzibar , Réunion Egypten, Indiske ocean, Kenya, Madagascar, Rødehavet, Sri Lanka, Thailand Sea depth: 1 - 14 Meter Size: 3,0 cm - 5,0 cm Temperature: °C - 28°C Food: Sponges, No reliable information available, Foder specialist Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2017-05-26 19:34:36
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Platydoris pulchra Eliot, 1904
The body shape is typical for the genus with a wide mantle skirt and relatively narrow body, The mantle is firm and leathery, with a translucent white background colour, which is mainly obscured by light orange and patches of darker orange. Around the mantle edge there are purplish blue patches. The underside of the mantle is translucent white with small bluish patches.
Sea slugs genus Platydoris feed on sponges.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Euctenidiacea (Suborder) > Doridacea (Infraorder) > Doridoidea (Superfamily) > Discodorididae (Family) > Platydoris (Genus) > Platydoris pulchra (Species)
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