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Profile lexID: 3586 AphiaID: 139687 Scientific: Thuridilla hopei German: Saftsauger English: Sapsucking Slug,Hope's Elysia Category: Sacoglossa Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Thuridilla (Genus) > hopei (Species) Initial determination: (Vérany, ), 1853 Occurrence: littoraux européens, Méditerranée Size: 2 cm - 3 cm Temperature: 20°C - 25°C Food: algues, spécialiste de la nourriture Difficulty: Not suitable for aquarium keeping Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Thuridilla hopei (Vérany, 1853)
Thuridilla hope is a species of algae-eating sea slug occurring in the Mediterranean. In nature it can mainly be found close to its preferred food source, the green algae Cladophora.
Cladophora species can be maintained quite well in aquaria - thus this beautiful little sea slug might be a nice addition to Mediterranean biotope tanks. We don't know much about the longevity of the species or if it reproduces in captivity.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchacea (Suborder) > Plakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Thuridilla (Genus) > Thuridilla hopei (Species)
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