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Petalifera ramosa sea hare


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lexID:
5606 
Scientific:
Petalifera ramosa 
German:
Seehase 
English:
sea hare 
Category:
Sea Hares 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Anaspidea (Order) > Aplysiidae (Family) > Petalifera (Genus) > ramosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Baba, 1959 
Occurrence:
Australia, Central Atlantic, Costa Rica, Cuba, Gulf of Mexico, Philippines, the Caribbean, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
1.97" - 3.15" (5cm - 8cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Kelp 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Petalifera albomaculata
  • Petalifera gravieri
  • Petalifera krusadaiae
  • Petalifera petalifera
  • Petalifera punctulata
  • Petalifera qingdaonensis
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-06-05 21:58:47 

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Petalifera ramosa (Baba, 1959)

Petalifera ramosa is a sea hare with a brown or green backround colour.This species feeds on the algae genus Padina.

It can swim, when disturbed.

Petalifera ramosa is a cosmopolit, he lives both, in the Western Pacific but also in the Atlantic. His body color camouflages them well when grazing on the brown alga Padina, its main food.

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