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Dirona picta,Temperate eastern Pacific 2007, Copyright Dr. Alicia Hermosillo
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Profile 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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Created: 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.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Dexiarchia (Suborder) > Cladobranchia (Infraorder) > Cladobranchia (Parvorder) > Dironidae (Family) > Dirona (Genus) > Dirona picta (Species)
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