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Elysia pusilla



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lexID:
6594 
AphiaID:
536474 
Scientific:
Elysia pusilla 
German:
Halimeda Saftsauger 
English:
Halimeda Sap-sucking Slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > pusilla (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bergh, ), 1871 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Indonesien, Singapore 
Size:
1 cm - 3 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 26°C 
Food:
Alger, Matspecialist 
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:
2014-01-12 13:14:38 

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Elysia pusilla (Bergh, 1871)

Elysia pusilla feeds on the green alga Halimeda and incorporates chloroplasts into its body.So it can use the solar power.Thats why it is found in shallow water in tropical regions of the Indo-Pacific. Depending on the amount and age of chloroplasts varies the green color of this sea slug.

Synonyms :
Elysia halimedae
Elysiella pusilla

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchacea (Suborder) > Plakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus)

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