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Okenia elegans

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Okenia elegans (Abildgaard in Müller, 1789),The Empire Tana, Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland,Approx size 15 mm,12 metres,21 May, 2014

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lexID:
9786 
AphiaID:
 
Scientific:
Okenia elegans 
German:
Nacktschnecke 
English:
Yellow Skirt Slug, Spiky Nudibranch 
Category:
Ślimaki nagoskrzelne 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Goniodorididae (Family) > Okenia (Genus) > elegans (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Leuckart, 1828) 
Occurrence:
European Coasts, the Mediterranean Sea, the British Isles, North Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 8cm 
Temperature:
°C - 20°C 
Food:
Sea squirts, Carnivore, Predatory 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-06 10:57:30 

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Okenia elegans (Leuckart, 1828)

The body is white, suffused with pink or red.The finger-like processes project from the head the edges of the mantle and the middle of the dorsum are orange with yellow or white tips. The food is yellow edged.The rhinophores are lamellate,rosy in colour and yellow tipped.

Okenia elegans feeds exclusively on the ascidian Polycarpa scuba.

Synonyme:
Euplocamus laciniosus
Idalia cirrigera
Idalia dautzenbergi
Idalia elegans

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Euctenidiacea (Suborder) > Doridacea (Infraorder) > Onchidoridoidea (Superfamily) > Goniodorididae (Family) > Okenia (Genus) > Okenia elegans (Species)

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