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Polycera alabe



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lexID:
7881 
AphiaID:
531357 
Scientific:
Polycera alabe 
German:
Hörnchenschnecke 
English:
Ink-stain Dorid 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Polyceridae (Family) > Polycera (Genus) > alabe (Species) 
Initial determination:
Collier & Farmer, 1964 
Occurrence:
Panama, Costa Rica, Californiske golf, Galapagos, Mexikanske golf, Østlige Stillehav 
Size:
bis zu 3cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 25°C 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Foder specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
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:
2015-01-16 20:09:29 

Husbandry

Polycera alabe Collier & Farmer, 1964

There are four color forms.

In the Channel Islands, Isla Cedros and the Gulf of California Polycera alabe is black with oval yellow-orange spots.Gills and rhinophores are black, with yellow spots.

From Costa Rica, Panama and the Galapagos the colour variation Polycera alabe have thick orange lines running lengthwise, and the body processes are green.The pink Gills are black tipped.

This variation with orange spots, green papillae and gills and rhinophores with orange lines can be found along the Mexican Pacific,Costa Rica and Panama.

The variation with a brownish body (not black), orange lines and spots can be found the farthest south. The pappilae are translucent. Gills and rhinophores are the same color as the body and tipped with black.

Polycera alabe feeds on bryozoans (moss animals).

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

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