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Chelidonura pallida Pale Headshield Slug

Chelidonura pallidais commonly referred to as Pale Headshield Slug. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5320 
AphiaID:
599342 
Scientific:
Chelidonura pallida 
German:
Blasse Kopfschildschnecke 
English:
Pale Headshield Slug 
Category:
Headshield slugs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Aglajidae (Family) > Chelidonura (Genus) > pallida (Species) 
Initial determination:
Risbec, 1951 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bunaken, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Turbellaria ("Planaria") 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-04-23 18:27:32 

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Risbec, 1951

"One of the more handsome species of Chelidonura, this species is similar in coloration to Chelidonura electra , but with black markings on the body. Some authors have referred to members of this genus as the swallowtail head shield slugs. This somewhat cumbersome common name does draw attention however, to typical head shield which all cephalaspids have and the genus' characteristic long split in the tail, the left branch of which is always longer than the right branch.

Like other Chelidonura, C. pallida feed on tiny acoel flatworms, which live on almost every coral reef substrate. Chelidonura "smell" or sense their flatworm prey with a pair of round, bristle covered lobes on either side of the head. These sensory lobes are used also to find potential mates and when tailing other individuals, a common behavior for members of this genus.

This species reaches about 50 mm in length and has been documented from Malaysia, western Australia, Fiji, New Guinea, Indonesia and New Caledonia and the Kerama Islands of Japan."

Text source: http://slugsite.us/bow/nudwk408.htm



External links

  1. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Slugside.us (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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