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Pseudoceros sapphirinus


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lexID:
7334 
Scientific:
Pseudoceros sapphirinus 
German:
Saphir Strudelwurm 
English:
Sapphire flatworm 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Pseudocerotidae (Family) > Pseudoceros (Genus) > sapphirinus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Newman & Cannon, 1994 
Occurrence:
Filippinerne, Great barrier reef, Indo Stillehavet, Singapore, Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
2 cm - 5 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Predatory, Sea squirts, Carnivore 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2019-01-16 19:22:20 

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Pseudoceros sapphirinus Newman and Cannon, 1994

The backround colour of this nice flatworm is black with a blue margin.Pseudoceros sapphirinus mimics the colour pattern of the headshield slug Philinopsis gardineri.

The Sapphire flatworm lives to depths of 3-30 m.This species is a food specialist and feeds on small ascidians.

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