Elysia timidais commonly referred to as sap-sucking slug. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 5920 AphiaID: 139684 Scientific: Elysia timida German: Hüpfende Samtschnecke English: Sap-sucking Slug Category: Sacoglossa Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > timida (Species) Initial determination: (Risso, ), 1818 Occurrence: Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), Cuba, Israel, Spain, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea Sea depth: Meter Size: 0.39" - 0.79" (1cm - 2cm) Temperature: 73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) Food: Algae, Food specialist Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None 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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Elysia timida (Risso, 1818)
Elysia timida is feeds on algae ,especially on the green alga Acetabularia acetabulum in Spring and Summer, but in the early Autumn they begin to associate with Padina pavonia.
It retains functional symbiotic chloroplasts from its food within the cells of its digestive system. Usually has large red or orange spots on parapodia, head and rhinophores.
Elysia viridis var. lactea Bergh, 1880 (synonym)
Notarchus timidus Risso, 1818
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