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Sacoproteus smaragdinus

Sacoproteus smaragdinusis commonly referred to as Emerald Stiliger, Grapeweed Slug. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Stiliger smaragdinus, Bali 2016


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lexID:
7491 
AphiaID:
1298640 
Scientific:
Sacoproteus smaragdinus 
German:
Caulerpa Mimic Smaragd-Schnecke 
English:
Emerald Stiliger, Grapeweed Slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > (Order) > Limapontiidae (Family) > Sacoproteus (Genus) > smaragdinus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Baba, ), 1949 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
1.5 cm - 5 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 27°C 
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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in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-04-09 13:14:20 

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Sacoproteus smaragdinus (Baba, 1949)

Sacoproteus is a genus of sea slugs in the Limapontiidae family, described in 2018. It contains five species, of which four were newly described when the genus was erected, and one (Sacoproteus smaragdinus) was reassigned from its previous classification of Stiliger smaragdinus as the type species of the new genus. Most of the species are mimetic of sea-grape" algae in the genus Caulerpa.

Sacoproteus smaragdinus is well camouflaged on their algae food Caulerpa racemosa. This species feeds on Caulerpa racemosa and looks like this algae.The white tipped rhinophores often the only sign of its presence between the green algae.

The species of the genus were found to closely mimic the appearance of different types of toxic algae that they feed on:

Sacoproteus smaragdinus (previously classified as Stiliger smaragdinus): mimics Caulerpa racemosa and Caulerpa lentilifera
Sacoproteus nishae: mimics Caulerpa chemnitzia
Sacoproteus yhiae: mimics Caulerpa cactoides and Caulerpa gemminata
Sacoproteus browni: probably as S. yhiae
Sacoproteus thomasleei: not mimetic

Synonymised names:
Stiliger (Ercolania) smaragdinus Baba, 1949 (basionym)
Stiliger smaragdinus Baba, 1949 (original combination)

External links

  1. Sea Slug Forum (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wild Singapore Homepage (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Stiliger smaragdinus, Bali 2016
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Stiliger smaragdinus ,PNG 2015,Copyright Dr. Alicia Hermosillo
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Stiliger smaragdinus,PNG 2011, Copyright Dr. Alicia Hermosillo
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Stiliger smaragdinus Copyright Dr. Alicia Hermosillo
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Stiliger smaragdinus Copyright Dr. Alicia Hermosillo
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