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Profile lexID: 9800 AphiaID: 139640 Scientific: Doto fragilis German: Nacktschnecke English: Nudibranch Category: Ślimaki nagoskrzelne Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Dotidae (Family) > Doto (Genus) > fragilis (Species) Initial determination: (Forbes, ), 1838 Occurrence: , European Coasts , the North Sea , the Mediterranean Sea North Atlantic Ocean Size: bis zu 3,4cm Temperature: 8°C - 20°C Food: Hydrozoa polyps, specjalista pokarmowy! Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2016-07-01 20:00:49
Last edit: 2017-06-25 19:59:58
Doto fragilis (Forbes, 1838)
Many large tuberculate cerata in two rows along the sides of the body. The rhinophore sheaths are trumpet-shaped. This is a variable species, associated with their diet. One variety feeds upon the hydroids Nemertesia antennina and Nemertesa ramosa (dark brown body with paler, more crowded cerata) and the other feeds on the hydroid Halecium muricatum (transparent white with brown pigment only on the head, while the cerata are pale cream or white).
Similar are Doto hystrix and Doto lemchei.
Doto aurita Hesse, 1872
Doto pinnigera Hesse, 1872
Melibaea fragilis Forbes, 1838
Meliboea minuta Forbes, 1844
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