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Platydoris pulchra


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Platydoris pulchra, La Reunion 2016

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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
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-05-28 14:18:44 

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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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