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Pleurobranchus varians



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lexID:
9090 
AphiaID:
849352 
Scientific:
Pleurobranchus varians 
German:
Flankenkiemer 
English:
White-spotted Sidegill Slug 
Category:
Ślimaki nagoskrzelne 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Pleurobranchida (Order) > Pleurobranchidae (Family) > Pleurobranchus (Genus) > varians (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pease, 1860 
Occurrence:
Indo Pacific, Philippines, Hawaii 
Size:
bis zu 6.5cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
No reliable information available 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2015-12-30 18:16:57 

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Pleurobranchus varians Pease, 1860

The notum is covered with closely conical tubercles,a few tubercles are nlarger than the others.The background colour can be light orange to dark wine-red, the colour is higly variable.

There are dark and white-spotted colour forms.

Juvenile Pleurobranchus varians the tubercles are poorly developed and the rhinophores have white tips.

This sea slug is nocturnal and a common species.It was found in moderately protected to highly exposed rocky habitats,also in Halimeda kanaloana beds,in tide pools and to depths of 15 m.

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