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lexID: 11739 AphiaID: 494458 Scientific: Elysia maoria German: Saftsauger English: Sap-sucking Slug Category: Sacoglossa Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Plakobranchidae (Family) > Elysia (Genus) > maoria (Species) Initial determination: Powell, 1937 Occurrence: Australia, New Zealand Sea depth: Meter Size: up to 0.79" (2,5 cm) Food: Algae, Zooxanthellae / Light 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) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2018-10-22 15:46:32
Last edit: 2018-10-22 15:59:45
Elysia maoria Powell, 1937
Nudibranch of genus Elysia feed primilary by piercing and sucking algae cells (chloroplasts).They are sap Sucking Slugs.Thats why Elysia is,like their food, often green.Young species are brownish or beige in colour.
Elysia maoria feeds on Codium algae.
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