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Maritigrella eschara Scarred Flatworm, Eschara Flatworm

Maritigrella escharais commonly referred to as Scarred Flatworm, Eschara Flatworm. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Maritigrella eschara,Romblon Philippines,Scarred flatworm,2018


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lexID:
11006 
AphiaID:
879086 
Scientific:
Maritigrella eschara 
German:
Vernarbter Strudelwurm, Eschara Strudelwurm 
English:
Scarred Flatworm, Eschara Flatworm 
Category:
Flatworms 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Euryleptidae (Family) > Maritigrella (Genus) > eschara (Species) 
Initial determination:
Newman & Cannon, 2000 
Occurrence:
Australia, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 11 Meter 
Size:
4,5 cm 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Food specialist, No reliable information available, Predatory, Sea squirts 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-03-27 13:13:30 

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Maritigrella eschara Newman & Cannon, 2000

The body is white to pale gray with black traverse lines. On the dorsum there are pale orange spots.

Maritigrella eschara is one of Hawaii's most beautiful flatworms, also occurs in the Indo-Pacific. The genus name Maritigrella, meaning "tiger of the sea", reflects the pattern of transverse lines.

Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs on sand or rubble. Maritigrella eschara, commonly known as the Scarred flatworm feeds on ascidians.

External links

  1. Hawaiisfishes.com (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. MarinelifePhotography Keoki Stender (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Scott Rettig (Flickr) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. seaslugs.free.fr (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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