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Pleurobranchus varians White-spotted sidegill slug


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Pleurobranchus varians, PNG 2016 Milne Bay


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lexID:
9090 
AphiaID:
849352 
Scientific:
Pleurobranchus varians 
German:
Flankenkiemer 
English:
White-spotted Sidegill Slug 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Pleurobranchida (Order) > Pleurobranchidae (Family) > Pleurobranchus (Genus) > varians (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pease, 1860 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Philippines 
Size:
up to 2.56" (6.5 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-12-30 18:16:57 

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Pleurobranchus varians Pease, 1860

The notum is covered with closely conical tubercles,a few tubercles are nlarger than the others.The background colour can be light orange to dark wine-red, the colour is higly variable.

There are dark and white-spotted colour forms.

Juvenile Pleurobranchus varians the tubercles are poorly developed and the rhinophores have white tips.

This sea slug is nocturnal and a common species.It was found in moderately protected to highly exposed rocky habitats,also in Halimeda kanaloana beds,in tide pools and to depths of 15 m.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Pleurobranchomorpha (Order) > Pleurobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Pleurobranchidae (Family) > Pleurobranchus (Genus) > Pleurobranchus varians (Species)

External links

  1. MarinelifePhotography Keoki Stender (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Seaslugs of Hawaii (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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