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Okenia mediterranea nudibranch


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lexID:
7175 
AphiaID:
140040 
Scientific:
Okenia mediterranea 
German:
Nacktschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Goniodorididae (Family) > Okenia (Genus) > mediterranea (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ihering, ), 1886 
Occurrence:
Madeira, Portugal, Spain, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
up to 0.47" (1.2 cm) 
Temperature:
- 75.2 °F (°C - 24°C) 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Food specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Last edit:
2014-05-24 10:11:12 

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Body is ovate with approximately 9 pairs of elongate papillae around the edge of the mantle.
According to Cattaneo-Vietti et al (1990) this species feeds on gorgonians such as Paramuricea clavigera, but Cervera et al (1991) report finding specimens feeding on the ctenostome bryozoan Alcyonidium cf. mytili.

Order: NUDIBRANCHIA
Suborder: DORIDINA
Superfamily: ANADORIDOIDEA
Family: Goniodorididae

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