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Plocamopherus ceylonicus



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lexID:
7558 
AphiaID:
404968 
Scientific:
Plocamopherus ceylonicus 
German:
Nacktschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Polyceridae (Family) > Plocamopherus (Genus) > ceylonicus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Kelaart, ), 1858 
Occurrence:
India, Hong Kong, Australien, Filippinerne, Hawaii, Indo Stillehavet, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Vestlige Stillehav 
Size:
2.7 cm - 5 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Foder specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-09-22 19:43:24 

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Plocamopherus ceylonicus (Kelaart, 1858)

On the foot- and mantle margin are orange-yellow spots.The foot extends into a long tail.

Plocamopherus ceylonicus have four pink tubercel which flashes light (bioluminescence) when disturbed.How it works is not known. This species can swim if disturbed.

Plocamopherus ceylonicus found at depths of 5-110 m.Polyceridae often nocturnal.This nudibranch feeds exclusively on mossanimals (bryouoans).

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Euctenidiacea (Suborder) > Doridacea (Infraorder) > Polyceroidea (Superfamily) > Polyceridae (Family) > Triophinae (Subfamily) > Plocamopherus (Genus)

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