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Melibe leonina



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lexID:
8736 
AphiaID:
575441 
Scientific:
Melibe leonina 
German:
Löwenkopfschnecke 
English:
Hooded Nudibranch 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Tethydidae (Family) > Melibe (Genus) > leonina (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gould, ), 1852 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Californiske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific) 
Sea depth:
bis 4,5 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 10cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 25°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Predatory 
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:
2017-06-17 21:31:34 

Husbandry

Melibe leonina (Gould, 1852)

Melibe leonina lacks a radula. This sea slug have a large oral veil. The slug use it to trap small crustaceans,includes copepods, amphipods,ostracods, as well as small larval mollusks, jellyfish,stenophores, small fish.

The polychaete scaleworm Halosydna brevisetosa is sometimes a symbiont, feeding on fecal pellets.

Some may have symbiotic algae.Melibe leonia is a very good swimmer.

The large flattened leaf-like cerata are easily detached if the animal is disturbed. Thats the reason why Melibe leonina are often found with some or all the cerata missing or in a state of regrowth.

The name "leonia" is due to the large hood which may look like a lion's mane.

Synonyme:
Chioraera dalli
Chioraera leonina
Melibe pellucida

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Dexiarchia (Suborder) > Cladobranchia (Infraorder) > Dendronotida (Parvorder) > Tritonioidea (Superfamily) > Tethydidae (Family) > Melibe (Genus) > Melibe leonina (Species)

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