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Elysia gordanae



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Scientific:
Elysia gordanae 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
Sap-sucking Sea Slug 
category:
Nudibranchi 
family tree:
Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Sacoglossa / Plakobranchidae / Elysia / gordanae 
Initial determination:
Thompson & Jaklin, 1988 
occurrence:
the Canary Islands, Adria, Atlantico settentrionale, Coste Europee, Mediterraneo, Spagna 
Sea depth:
6-14 Meter 
size:
0,5 cm - 1,7 cm 
temperature:
12°C - 24°C 
Food:
Alghe 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
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Created:
2017-10-12 20:13:33 
last edit:
2017-10-12 20:28:03 

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Elysia gordanae Thompson & Jaklin, 1988

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 gordanae grows to about 1,7 cm long. The body colour is yellowish-green, with fine red speckles, especially on the pinkish parts of the head, the parapodia and rhinophores. The parapodia are edged with dark green and small white thickened areas.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchacea (Suborder) > Plakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > rElysia (Genus) > Elysia gordanae (Species)

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