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Elysia obtusa


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Elysia obtusa with eggs, PNG 2016 Milne Bay

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lexID:
10475 
Scientific:
Elysia obtusa 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
Sap-sucking Slug 
Category:
Sacoglossa 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > obtusa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Baba, 1938 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, Australie, Corée, Hawaii, Japon, Pacifique Ouest, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée 
Sea depth:
0 - 10 Meter 
Size:
0,7 cm - 2,2 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 22°C 
Food:
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
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More related species
in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-02-26 11:04:02 

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Elysia obtusa Baba, 1938

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.

Elysia obtusa grows to about 2,2 cm long. The body colour is a translucent yellow,yellow-green or green covered with white spots. The broad parapodia are distinctively rimmed with white. They are sometimes a much darker shade of green than the rest of the body (pigment of the chlorophyll shows through).

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchacea (Suborder) > Plakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > Elysia obtusa (Species)

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