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Pleurobranchus reticulatus sidegill slug


Profilbild Urheber Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz, Madeira

Pleurobranchus reticulatus Rang, 1832, Portugal, Azoren


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lexID:
7057 
AphiaID:
849350 
Scientific:
Pleurobranchus reticulatus 
German:
Flankenkiemer 
English:
Sidegill Slug 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Pleurobranchida (Order) > Pleurobranchidae (Family) > Pleurobranchus (Genus) > reticulatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Rang, 1832 
Occurrence:
Madeira, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 73.4 °F (°C - 23°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Sea squirts, Sponges 
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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-04-24 11:37:21 

Info

Pleurobranchus reticulatus Rang, 1832

PHOTO
Tarrafal, northwestern coast of São Tiago Island, Cape Verde Islands. Photo: P. Wirtz

This species has a net-work pattern of conspicuous white lines on a cream-coloured to dark brown, smooth notum. It is active during the day. It grows to a maximum of 5cm long.

Synonymised names:
Pleurobranchus garciagomezi Cervera, Cattaneo-Vietti & Edmunds, 1996 (synonym)
Pleurobranchus wirtzi Ortea, Moro & Caballer, 2014 (probable synonym)

External links

  1. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Sea Slug Forum (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Pleurobranchus garciagomezi (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz
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Pleurobranchus garciagomezi (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz
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