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Profile lexID: 7804 AphiaID: 531262 Scientific: Triopha maculata German: Getupfte Triopha English: Spotted Triopha, Maculated Triopha,Speckled Triopha, Clown Triopha Category: Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Polyceridae (Family) > Triopha (Genus) > maculata (Species) Initial determination: MacFarland, 1905 Occurrence: Canada, Japan, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Østlige Stillehav Sea depth: 0 - 30 Meter Size: 5 cm - 18 cm Temperature: 20°C - 27°C Food: Bryozoans (sea mats), Foder specialist 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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Triopha maculata MacFarland, 1905
The background colour is very variable and can be pale and translucent yellow, a darker yellow, orange, red or dark brown. The name "maculata" refers to the spotted whitish, light blue or blue spots on the mantle.This species usually grows to a length of 5,0 cm, but it can grow as large as 15-18,0 cm.
Triopha maculata feeds on moss animals (encrusting bryozoans)of the genus Membranipora.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Euctenidiacea (Suborder) > Doridacea (Infraorder) > Polyceroidea (Superfamily) > Polyceridae (Family) > Triophinae (Subfamily) > Triopha (Genus) > Triopha maculata (Species)
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