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Janolus capensis



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lexID:
9237 
AphiaID:
225504 
Scientific:
Janolus capensis 
German:
Silberspitzen Nacktschnecke 
English:
Cape Silvertip Nudibranch 
Category:
Limaces de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Janolidae (Family) > Janolus (Genus) > capensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bergh, ), 1907 
Occurrence:
Afrique du Sud 
Size:
2 cm - 6 cm 
Temperature:
17°C - 22°C 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), spécialiste de la nourriture 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-01-29 19:38:11 

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Janolus capensis Bergh, 1907

Janolus capensis, commonly known as Cape silvertip nudibranch is probably endemic to South Africa.

This sea slug feeds exclusively on moss animals (Menipea triseriata and Chlorella bushii).Janolus capensis can be found Hin rocky reefs,intertidal border to at least 40m.

Similar is Janolus longidentatus, but differ by numerous anatomical differences and the shape of the eggmass.Janolus capensis lays a convoluted and globular egg mass with only 5-7 eggs per capsule.The egg mass of Janolus longidentatus is a flat spiral with only 5-7 eggs per capsule.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Dexiarchia (Suborder) > Cladobranchia (Infraorder) > Cladobranchia (Parvorder) > Proctonotidae (Family) > Janolus (Genus) > Janolus capensis (Species)

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