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Elysia cornigera


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Elysia cornigera, Isla Clarion, Islas Revillagigedo 2008, Copyright Dr. Alicia Hermosillo

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lexID:
9636 
Scientific:
Elysia cornigera 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
Sap-sucking Sea Slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > cornigera (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nuttall, 1989 
Occurrence:
Atlantico occidentale, Bahamas, Caraibi, Florida, Golfo del Messico, Messico (Pacifico orientale), Pacifico orientale 
Size:
bis zu 1.5cm 
Temperature:
°C - 22°C 
Food:
Alghe, Specialista alimentare 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2016-04-11 19:42:04 

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Elysia cornigera Nuttall, 1989

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 cornigera has any opaque white pigments and small red spots on the body.The rolled rhinophores are also covered with papillae.The species name "cornigera" refers to the horn-like rhinophores.

Elysia cornigera feeds on Caulerpa algae and green algae genus Acetabularia (mermaid's wineglass).

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

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