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Dirona picta



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lexID:
9802 
AphiaID:
558927 
Scientific:
Dirona picta 
German:
Nacktschnecke 
English:
Painted Dirona 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Dironidae (Family) > Dirona (Genus) > picta (Species) 
Initial determination:
MacFarland, 1905 
Occurrence:
Californiske golf, Japan, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), USA, Østlige Stillehav 
Size:
bis zu 4cm 
Temperature:
°C - 20°C 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Foder specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-07-02 14:19:24 

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Dirona picta MacFarland, 1905

Dirona picta is highly cryptic on its prey the arborescent bryozoan Scrupocellaria californica.

The body colour may tan,orange brown or greenish. Depending on the base colour, the body and cerata are covered with white, yellow, olive green or even pink spots.The white cord eggs lays bundled.This sea slug has a planktotrophic larval development.

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