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Polycera elegans



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lexID:
9850 
AphiaID:
140833 
Scientific:
Polycera elegans 
German:
Hörnchenschnecke 
English:
Polycera Elegans 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Polyceridae (Family) > Polycera (Genus) > elegans (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bergh, ), 1894 
Occurrence:
Azorerne, Europæiske kyster, Nordlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
bis zu 5cm 
Temperature:
°C - 23°C 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Foder specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-10-22 20:57:55 

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Polycera elegans (Bergh, 1894)

Ranges in background colour from yellow to bright orange with distinctive raised bright blue spots scattered over the dorsum and sides of the body. Sometimes there are small red specks in the blue spots.
Feed only on the bryozoan Bugula turbinata !

Synonymised names:
Greilada elegans Bergh, 1894 · accepted, alternate representation
Palio espagnoli Tejedo, 1994
Polycera atlantica Pruvot-Fol, 1956
Polycera messinensis Odhner, 1941

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