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Onchidoris sparsa


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Onchidoris sparsa, Scottland 2017

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lexID:
10909 
Scientific:
Onchidoris sparsa 
German:
Warzenschnecke 
English:
Warty Sea Slug 
Category:
Nakensnäckor 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Onchidorididae (Family) > Onchidoris (Genus) > sparsa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Alder & Hancock, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Brittiska öarna, Europeiska kusten, Nordatlanten 
Size:
0,5 cm - 1,0 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 20°C 
Food:
Predatory, Bryozoans (sea mats), Carnivore, omnivore, Carrion 
Difficulty:
Inte lämplig för akvarier! 
Offspring:
None 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-09-30 14:06:05 

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Onchidoris sparsa (Alder & Hancock, 1846)

Onchidoris sparsa was described from England and it is currently known from the European coasts of the North Atlantic,Norway, Orkney and Sweden south to the northern coast of Spain. This species feeds exclusively on bryozoans ( Cellepora pumicosa and Porella concinna.).

The body is translucent brownish with scattered light and dark brown patches. The mantle with many small rounded tubercles.

Similar Species are Onchidoris inconspicua and Onchidoris depressa.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Euctenidiacea (Suborder) > Doridacea (Infraorder) > Onchidoridoidea (Superfamily) > Onchidorididae (Family) > Onchidoris (Genus) > Onchidoris sparsa (Species)

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