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Profile 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) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2018-08-24 13:40:57
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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.
Pterogasteron marginatus Pease, 1871
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