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Phestilla poritophages Nudibranch

Phestilla poritophagesis commonly referred to as Nudibranch. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Cuthona poritophages, PNG 2016 Milne Bay


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lexID:
8186 
AphiaID:
1037028 
Scientific:
Phestilla poritophages 
German:
Fadenschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Trinchesiidae (Family) > Phestilla (Genus) > poritophages (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Rudman, ), 1979 
Occurrence:
East Africa, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Marschall Islands, Samoa, Tansania 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.39" - 0.59" (1cm - 1.5cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 77 °F (20°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist, Predatory 
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:
  • Phestilla panamica
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-10-14 10:47:20 

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Phestilla poritophages (Rudman, 1979)

Phestilla poritophage can only found on colonies of the coral Porites, on which it lives, feeds and lays its eggs .

This nudibranch has a very rapid life cycle. In an aquarium study in a 6 week period, 6 animals produced about 120 offspring.An all of them produced 29,000 eggs.This sea slug is a nocturnal species.

Synonyme:
Cuthona poritophages Rudman, 1979
Tenellia poritophages (Rudman, 1979)

External links

  1. Nudibranch.org (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Sea Slug Forum (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. UnderwaterKwaj, Homepage Scott & Jeanette Johnson (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Phestilla poritophages,Samarai, China Straits, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea,30mm, 10 metres, 2018
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Cuthona poritophages, PNG 2016 Milne Bay
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Cuthona poritophages, PNG 2013,Copyright Dr. Alicia Hermosillo
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