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Phestilla poritophages



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lexID:
8186 
AphiaID:
1037028 
Scientific:
Phestilla poritophages 
German:
Fadenschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Trinchesiidae (Family) > Phestilla (Genus) > poritophages (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Rudman, ), 1979 
Occurrence:
Tansania, Africa occidentale, Golfo della California, Hawaii, Indopacifico, Isole Marshall, Pacifico orientale, Samoa 
Size:
1 cm - 1.1 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 25°C 
Food:
Predatory, Polipi di corallo, Specialista alimentare 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Phestilla panamica
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-06-12 20:09:27 

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Phestilla poritophages (Rudman, 1979)

Phestilla poritophage can only found on colonies of the coral Porites, on which it lives, feeds and lays its eggs .

This nudibranch has a very rapid life cycle. In an aquarium study in a 6 week period, 6 animals produced about 120 offspring.An all of them produced 29,000 eggs.This sea slug is a nocturnal species.

Synonyme:
Cuthona poritophages Rudman, 1979
Tenellia poritophages (Rudman, 1979)

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