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Chelidonura pallida


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lexID:
5320 
Scientific:
Chelidonura pallida 
German:
Blasse Kopfschildschnecke 
English:
Pale Headshield Slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Aglajidae (Family) > Chelidonura (Genus) > pallida (Species) 
Initial determination:
Risbec, 1951 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bunaken, Filippine, Giappone, Giava, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Malesia, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Guinea, Pacifico occidentale, Singapore, Tailandia 
Size:
bis zu 5cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Turbellaria ("Planaria"), Specialista alimentare 
Difficulty:
Animale per esperti!! quasi impossibile da mantenere bene 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-04-23 18:27:32 

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Risbec, 1951

"One of the more handsome species of Chelidonura, this species is similar in coloration to Chelidonura electra , but with black markings on the body. Some authors have referred to members of this genus as the swallowtail head shield slugs. This somewhat cumbersome common name does draw attention however, to typical head shield which all cephalaspids have and the genus' characteristic long split in the tail, the left branch of which is always longer than the right branch.

Like other Chelidonura, C. pallida feed on tiny acoel flatworms, which live on almost every coral reef substrate. Chelidonura "smell" or sense their flatworm prey with a pair of round, bristle covered lobes on either side of the head. These sensory lobes are used also to find potential mates and when tailing other individuals, a common behavior for members of this genus.

This species reaches about 50 mm in length and has been documented from Malaysia, western Australia, Fiji, New Guinea, Indonesia and New Caledonia and the Kerama Islands of Japan."

Text source: http://slugsite.us/bow/nudwk408.htm



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