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Volvatella maculata


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lexID:
12480 
AphiaID:
865654 
Scientific:
Volvatella maculata 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
Volvatella Slug, Sap-sucking Slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Volvatellidae (Family) > Volvatella (Genus) > maculata (Species) 
Initial determination:
K. Jensen, 2015 
Occurrence:
Marschallöarna, Singapore 
Sea depth:
3 - 20 Meter 
Size:
0,7 cm - 0,9 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 23°C 
Food:
Alger 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-10-17 13:14:20 

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Volvatella maculata K. Jensen, 2015

Volvatella have a large, weakly calcified, bulloid-shaped shell. At its posterior end, the shell narrows into a funnel or spout. The foot is relatively short . On the head is a pair of rounded oral lobes and a pair of somewhat flattened, rounded rhinophores.When this species disturbed, it produce a sticky white secretion .

Volvatella slugs feeds on the greenalgae Caulerpa.

Volvatella maculata: The specific epithet "maculata" refers to the circular spots on the mantle.

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  1. underwaterkwaj.com (en)

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