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Profile lexID: 9515 AphiaID: 494452 Scientific: Elysia hedgpethi German: Saftsauger English: Sap-sucking Slug Category: Sacoglossa Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > hedgpethi (Species) Initial determination: Er. Marcus, 1961 Occurrence: Canada, golfe de Californie, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique) Sea depth: Meter Size: bis zu 5cm Temperature: °C - 20°C Food: algues, spécialiste de la nourriture Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2016-03-15 19:40:47
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Elysia hedgpethi Er. Marcus, 1961
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 hedgpethi has rolled rhinophores. The body is yellow-green with small red, yellow and blue spots.Its feed on grean algae genus Codium and Bryopsis.
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