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Philine orca Headshield Slug

Philine orcais commonly referred to as Headshield Slug. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
8236 
AphiaID:
574603 
Scientific:
Philine orca 
German:
Kopfschildschnecke 
English:
Headshield Slug 
Category:
Headshield slugs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Philinidae (Family) > Philine (Genus) > orca (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gosliner, 1988 
Occurrence:
Australia, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Indo Pacific, Japan, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
0.12" - 0.16" (0.3cm - 0.4cm) 
Temperature:
66.2 °F - 77 °F (19°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Clams, No reliable information available, Predatory, Worms 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Philine abyssicola
  • Philine alboides
  • Philine amabilis
  • Philine angasi
  • Philine angulata
  • Philine antarctica
  • Philine apertissima
  • Philine approximans
  • Philine araneosa
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-04-08 20:10:13 

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Philine orca Gosliner, 1988

Philine orca is one of the smallest species Genus Philine.These Philine headshield slug is not translucent white in colour.P.orca have a have an internal shell such as all headshield slugs . The characteristic colour pattern of black patches on a white background is similar to the colours of the Orca whale and refers for the name "orca".

This sea slug has a wide distribution throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Philinidae headshield slugs are nocturnal and prey carnivores.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Philinoidea (Superfamily) > Philinidae (Family) > Philine (Genus) > Philine orca (Species)

External links

  1. Gastropods (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Sea Slug Forum (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Seaslugs of Hawaii (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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