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Volvatella viridis


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lexID:
12481 
AphiaID:
494418 
Scientific:
Volvatella viridis 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
Volvatella Slug, Sap-sucking Slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Volvatellidae (Family) > Volvatella (Genus) > viridis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hamatani, 1976 
Occurrence:
Indo Stillehavet, Japan, Marshall øerne 
Sea depth:
2 - 17 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 1,2cm 
Temperature:
°C - 20°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 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2019-10-17 13:31:02 

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Volvatella viridis Hamatani, 1976

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.

Volvatella viridis; Described from Japan where it was reported to feed on Caulerpa racemosa. Shell approx 12mm long. When alive the shell appears deep green due to the colour of the mantle.

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