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Maritigrella eschara


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lexID:
11006 
Scientific:
Maritigrella eschara 
German:
Vernarbter Strudelwurm 
English:
Scarred flatworm 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Euryleptidae (Family) > Maritigrella (Genus) > eschara (Species) 
Initial determination:
Newman & Cannon, 2000 
Occurrence:
Australien, Fiji, Filippinerne, Great barrier reef, Hawaii, Indo Stillehavet, Papua NeuGuinea , Queensland, Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
1 - 11 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 4,5cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Sea squirts, Predatory, Carnivore, No reliable information available, Foder specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Created:
Last edit:
2019-03-27 13:13:30 

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Maritigrella eschara Newman & Cannon, 2000

The body is white to pale gray with black traverse lines. On the dorsum there are pale orange spots.

Maritigrella eschara is one of Hawaii's most beautiful flatworms, also occurs in the Indo-Pacific. The genus name Maritigrella, meaning "tiger of the sea", reflects the pattern of transverse lines.

Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs on sand or rubble. Maritigrella eschara, commonly known as the Scarred flatworm feeds on ascidians.

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