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Elysia nigropunctata

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Elysia nigropunctata, 2019

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lexID:
12009 
Scientific:
Elysia nigropunctata 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
sap-sucking slug 
Category:
Sacoglossa 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > nigropunctata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pease, ), 1871 
Occurrence:
Mayotte, Afrique du Sud, île Maurice, La Réunion, Madagascar, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Seychelles, Tansanie 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
4,5 cm - 6,0 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
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-03-09 13:16:15 

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Elysia nigropunctata (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 nigropunctata has 3 notches along the edge of the parapodia, which are usually outlined in orange to pale yellow. The background is green with little white patches and black dots. The tip of the rhinophores are white and the posterior end of the foot is white.

Elysia nigropunctata feeds on Bryopsis algae.

Synonymised names:
Elysia nigropuncta [sic] (misspelling)
Pterogasteron nigropunctata Pease, 1871 (original combination)

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