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Polybranchia samanthae


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lexID:
12573 
AphiaID:
1296051 
Scientific:
Polybranchia samanthae 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
Sap-sucking Slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > (Order) > Hermaeidae (Family) > Polybranchia (Genus) > samanthae (Species) 
Initial determination:
Medrano, Krug, Gosliner, Biju Kumar & Valdés, 2018 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Marschallöarna 
Sea depth:
1 - 6 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 5cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Alger, Zooxanthellen / Ljus 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-11-20 19:36:39 

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Polybranchia samanthae Medrano, Krug, Gosliner, Biju Kumar & Valdés, 2018

Polybranchia samanthae has broad, thin, leaf-like cerata with serrated edges. Color of Polybranchia samanthae variies from the green to a light brow. Cerata with finely papillate and often edged with white flecks. Head and rhinophores are tiped with white pigment.

It's a nocturnal species but can be found under rocks during the day. When disturbed can autotomize their central cerata and exude a rubber glue-like mucus.

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