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Ercolania kencolesi Sap-sucking Sea Slug, Sacoglossa

Ercolania kencolesiis commonly referred to as Sap-sucking Sea Slug, Sacoglossa. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Jean-Marie Gradot, La Reunion

Ercolania kencolesi.2021


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lexID:
13833 
AphiaID:
457535 
Scientific:
Ercolania kencolesi 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
Sap-sucking Sea Slug, Sacoglossa 
Category:
Sacoglossa 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Limapontiidae (Family) > Ercolania (Genus) > kencolesi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Grzymbowski, Stemmer & Wägele, 2007 
Occurrence:
Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Queensland (Australia), Réunion  
Sea depth:
0 - 1 Meter 
Size:
0" - 0" (0,3cm - 0,5cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Algae 
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) 
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Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-05-22 23:52:32 

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Ercolania kencolesi Grzymbowski, Stemmer & Wägele, 2007

Ercolania kencolesi is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, that lives on the alga Boergesenia forbesii and also within its tubes.It also feed on this alga.Egg masses are also laid inside the algal cell.

Small elongate animals with a pair of relatively large solid rhinophores. The cerata are arranged irregularly down each side of the body, the dorsal space being clear of cerata. The body is translucent clear with a greenish tinge in well fed animals, which changes to a yellowish brown when animals are starved.

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