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Elysia timida


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lexID:
5920 
AphiaID:
139684 
Scientific:
Elysia timida 
German:
Hüpfende Samtschnecke 
English:
Sap-sucking Slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > timida (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Risso, ), 1818 
Occurrence:
the Canary Islands, Cuba, Israel, Adria, Caribien, Kap Verde, Middelhavet, Spanien 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
1 cm - 2 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Alger, Foder specialist 
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) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-06-02 20:19:50 

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Elysia timida (Risso, 1818)

Elysia timida is feeds on algae ,especially on the green alga Acetabularia acetabulum in Spring and Summer, but in the early Autumn they begin to associate with Padina pavonia.

It retains functional symbiotic chloroplasts from its food within the cells of its digestive system. Usually has large red or orange spots on parapodia, head and rhinophores.


Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchacea (Suborder) > Plakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus)

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