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Profile lexID: 10490 Scientific: Elysia arena German: Saftsauger English: Sap-sucking Slug,Lobed Elysia Category: Sacoglossa Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > arena (Species) Initial determination: Carlson & Hoff, 1978 Occurrence: Indonésie Sea depth: 0 - 8 Meter Food: algues Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2017-03-01 12:41:26
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Elysia arena Carlson & Hoff, 1978
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 arena can be found amoung Halimeda algae beds.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchacea (Suborder) > Plakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > Elysia arena (Species)
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