Profile lexID: 7005 AphiaID: 224662 Scientific: Stylocheilus striatus German: Gestreifter Seehase English: Sea Hare Category: Lepri di mare Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Aplysiida (Order) > Aplysiidae (Family) > Stylocheilus (Genus) > striatus (Species) Initial determination: (Quoy & Gaimard, ), 1832 Occurrence: Indopacifico Sea depth: 2 - 8 Meter Size: 1.5 cm - 6.5 cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: Alghe, Specialista alimentare Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown 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: 2014-04-13 14:04:09
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Stylocheilus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)
This small sea hare have a cream coloured body with fine, longitudinal brown lines often decorated with blue and gold ocelli.Stylocheilus striatus feeds on cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) of the genus Lyngbya. This species is primarily nocturnal.
Large numbers of this species often found on the bottom.Stylocheilus striatus releases a purple dye when disturbed.
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