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Pseudoceros imitatus

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lexID:
6935 
AphiaID:
878921 
Scientific:
Pseudoceros imitatus 
German:
Imitierender Plattwurm 
English:
Mimic Flatworm 
Category:
Plathelminthes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Pseudocerotidae (Family) > Pseudoceros (Genus) > imitatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Newman & Cannon, 1994 
Occurrence:
Australie, barrière de récif, Indonésie, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Sulawesi 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
2 cm - 3.5 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Sea squirts, Carnivore, Predatory 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-15 20:52:23 

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Pseudoceros imitatus,Newman, Cannon & Brunckhorst,1994

Pseudoceros imitatus is a flatworm belongs the family Pseudocerotidae. This species mimics the color pattern of the nudibranch Phyllidiella pustulosa.Phyllidiella pustulosa have toxic chemicals in their skin,because of that it is relatively safe from predators.Mimicry protects this flatworm.

This species feeds on colonial ascidians.

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