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Pseudoceros imitatus Mimic Flatworm

Pseudoceros imitatusis commonly referred to as Mimic Flatworm. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
6935 
AphiaID:
878921 
Scientific:
Pseudoceros imitatus 
German:
Imitierender Plattwurm 
English:
Mimic Flatworm 
Category:
Flatworms 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Pseudocerotidae (Family) > Pseudoceros (Genus) > imitatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Newman & Cannon, 1994 
Occurrence:
Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.79" - 1.38" (2cm - 3.5cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Predatory, Sea squirts 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-15 20:52:23 

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Pseudoceros imitatus,Newman, Cannon & Brunckhorst,1994

Pseudoceros imitatus is a flatworm belongs the family Pseudocerotidae. This species mimics the color pattern of the nudibranch Phyllidiella pustulosa.Phyllidiella pustulosa have toxic chemicals in their skin,because of that it is relatively safe from predators.Mimicry protects this flatworm.

This species feeds on colonial ascidians.

External links

  1. Homepage Bo Davidson (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Meerwasser-Lexikon (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. My Riffguide (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Rfbolland.com (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Rzuser.uni-heidelberd.de (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. Sea Slug Forum (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  7. Seaslugs.free.fr (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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