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Hermaea bifida supsucking slug



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lexID:
6025 
AphiaID:
140092 
Scientific:
Hermaea bifida 
German:
Saftsauger 
English:
Supsucking Slug 
Category:
Sacoglossa 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Sacoglossa (Order) > Hermaeidae (Family) > Hermaea (Genus) > bifida (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Montagu, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
European Coasts, North Atlantic Ocean, the British Isles, the Caribbean 
Size:
up to 0.79" (2 cm) 
Food:
Algae, Food specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-08 19:39:29 

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Hermaea bifida (Montagu, 1815)

Hermaea bifida feeds on red algae of genus Griffithsia, Delesseria, and Heterosiphonia.

Have a distinctive smell, likened to the Geranium plant or sulphuric acid.

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