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Profile lexID: 7821 AphiaID: 494440 Scientific: Elysia diomedea German: Rüschen-Elysia English: Sap-sucking Sea Slug Category: Sacoglossa Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > diomedea (Species) Initial determination: (Bergh, ), 1894 Occurrence: golfe de Californie, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Panama Size: bis zu 9.5cm Temperature: 20°C - 27°C Food: algues, spécialiste de la nourriture Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2015-01-01 16:39:39
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Elysia diomedea (Bergh, 1894)
Nudibranch 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 diomeea is in accordance their algae food bright green to deep dark green in colour.This sap-sucking sea slug prefers sunlit shallow waters to maximise the photosynthesize.This species belongs to the group of Solar powered sea slugs.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchacea (Suborder) > Plakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > Elysia diomedea (Species)
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