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Elysia marginata


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lexID:
11677 
Scientific:
Elysia marginata 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
sap-sucking slug 
Category:
Sacoglossa 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > marginata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pease, ), 1871 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, indo pacifique, Philippines 
Sea depth:
1 - 12 Meter 
Size:
1,5 cm - 7,6 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°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) 
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Last edit:
2019-01-25 14:51:44 

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Elysia marginata (Pease, 1871)

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 marginata found in beds of the green algae Bryopsis, often occurring in mixed populations with the sedentary form of Elysia rufescens.

Synonymised names:
Pterogasteron marginatus Pease, 1871

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