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Onchidella borealis


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Onchidella borealis, Patrick's Point 2015

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lexID:
10800 
Scientific:
Onchidella borealis 
German:
Hinteratmer 
English:
Leather limpet, Northwest Onchidella 
Category:
Limaces de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Systellommatophora (Order) > Onchidiidae (Family) > Onchidella (Genus) > borealis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Dall, 1872 
Occurrence:
Alaska, golfe de Californie, Pacifique Est 
Size:
bis zu 1,5cm 
Temperature:
~ 10°C 
Food:
algues 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
None 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Onchidella accrensis
  • Onchidella armadilla
  • Onchidella binneyi
  • Onchidella brattstroemi
  • Onchidella celtica
  • Onchidella evelinae
  • Onchidella floridana
  • Onchidella indolens
  • Onchidella kurodai
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-06-07 05:45:01 

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Onchidella borealis Dall, 1872

Onchidella borealis is a small, inconspicuous opisthobranch-like mollusk. The dorsum has a leathery appearance. The colour may be dark greenish, gray, brown, or black and sometimes has dots or streaks. It has no cerata and no shell. The foot is cream or tan.

Onchidella borealis has stalked eyes (short stalks) and has a pneumostome opening.Onchidella is an air breathing sea slug.

Its alimpet-like sea-slug, but this species is not closely related to the limpets.Onchidella borealis graze on diatoms from rocks and algae at low tide.limpet-like sea-slug

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