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Profile lexID: 10475 AphiaID: 494464 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 Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2017-02-25 12:39:23
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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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