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Glaucus atlanticus


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lexID:
4723 
AphiaID:
140022 
Scientific:
Glaucus atlanticus 
German:
Blaue Ozeanschnecke, Seeschwalbe 
English:
Blue Glaucus , Sea Swallow, Atlantic Glaucus 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Glaucidae (Family) > Glaucus (Genus) > atlanticus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Forster, 1777 
Occurrence:
Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Vietnam, Circumglobal, Australien, Bermuda, Brasilien, Canada, Caribien, Hawaii, Kap Verde, Mexikanske golf, Middelhavet, New Zealand, Papua NeuGuinea , Pitcairns øgruppen, Syd Afrika, Sydlige Stillehav, Tahiti, USA 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
3 cm - 8 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 26°C 
Food:
Hydrozoa polyps, Jellyfish 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-02-08 10:30:44 

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Forster, 1777

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Distribution
Circumglobal in warm and tropical Seas and the Mediterranean Sea.

Biology
Open pelagic species, washed ashore after storms. This species hangs upside down on the surface film of the water, maintaining buoyancy by swallowing an air bubble.
Feeds on siphonophore, Physalia, Velella, and Porpita.
Live specimens frequently washed up on the beaches.

Synonymised taxa:
Glaucus distichoicus d'Orbigny, 1837

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Dexiarchia (Suborder) > Aeolidida (Infraorder) > Aeolidioidea (Superfamily) > Glaucidae (Family) > Glaucus (Genus)

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