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Okenia mediterranea (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz
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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) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 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.
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