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Profile lexID: 10041 Scientific: Elysia evelinae German: Saftsauger English: Sap-sucking Sea Slug Category: Sacoglossa Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > evelinae (Species) Initial determination: Er. Marcus, 1957 Occurrence: , Costa Rica Floride, USA Sea depth: 0 - 2 Meter Temperature: 20°C - 27°C Food: No reliable information available, algues Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2016-10-24 19:20:23
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Elysia evelinae Er. Marcus, 1957
Nudibranch of genus Elysia feed primilary by piercing and sucking algae cells (chloroplasts).They are sap Sucking Slugs.Thats why Elysia is,like their food, often green.Young species are brownish or beige in colour.
Unfortunately, no additional information available about Elysia evelinae.It's descrived that E.evelinae eats diatoms and probably Caulerpa algae.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchacea (Suborder) > Plakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > Elysia evelinae (Species)
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