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Philinopsis taronga Headshield slug


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lexID:
11247 
AphiaID:
531562 
Scientific:
Philinopsis taronga 
German:
Kopfschildschnecke 
English:
Headshield Slug 
Category:
Headshield slugs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Aglajidae (Family) > Philinopsis (Genus) > taronga (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Allan, ), 1933 
Occurrence:
Australia, Endemic species, Indonesia, Kenya, New Zealand, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
2 - 3 Meter 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
- 68 °F (°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Predatory, Snails, Worms 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-11-28 20:17:19 

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Philinopsis taronga

Philinopsis taronga belongs to the family Aglajidae.The family Aglajidae includes elongate sea snails with a small internal shell. Most of them are nocturnal.

This sea slug is a predator,feeds on polychaete worms, flatworms and other opisthobranchs. The body is brown or blackish with scattered translucent whitish spots. There is considerable variation in colour pattern

Synonyme:
Aglaja taronga Allan, 1933 (original combination)
Chelidonura aureopunctata Rudman, 1968

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