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Volvatella ventricosa

Volvatella ventricosa wird umgangssprachlich als Saftsauger bezeichnet.



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lexID:
11547 
AphiaID:
494416 
Scientific:
Volvatella ventricosa 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
Volvatella Slug, Sup-sucking-slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Volvatellidae (Family) > Volvatella (Genus) > ventricosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
K. Jensen & Wells, 1990 
Occurrence:
Centrale stillehav, Guam, Hawaii, Indo Stillehavet, Marshall øerne, Papua NeuGuinea , Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
1 - 3 Meter 
Size:
0,6 cm - 1,0 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°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 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-20 12:53:31 

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Volvatella ventricosa K. Jensen & Wells, 1990

Volvatella have a large, weakly calcified, bulloid-shaped shell. At its posterior end, the shell narrows into a funnel or spout. The foot is relatively short . On the head is a pair of rounded oral lobes and a pair of somewhat flattened, rounded rhinophores.When this species disturbed, it produce a sticky white secretion .

Volvatella slugs feeds on the greenalgae Caulerpa.

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