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lexID: 8760 AphiaID: 599466 Scientific: Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus German: Kopfschildschnecke English: Headshield Slug Category: Headshield slugs Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Haminoeidae (Family) > Phanerophthalmus (Genus) > smaragdinus (Species) Initial determination: (Ehrenberg, ), 1828 Occurrence: Indo Pacific, Japan, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , Western Pacific Ocean Size: 0.98" - 1.18" (2.5cm - 3cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Algae Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2015-09-19 18:21:17
Last edit: 2017-05-25 18:26:01
Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830)
Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus looks like an aglajid and was considered to be a member of that family.
Aglajids are carnivorous,but Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus is a herbivore sea slug closely related to Haminoea. The radula and gizzard, with three grinding chitinous plates are similar to the Haminoea slugs.
The green Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus is a primitive herbivorous slug with an internal shell.The small plate-like shell is partially enclosed in the mantle tissue.The headshield is very small.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Haminoeoidea (Superfamily) > Haminoeidae (Family) > Phanerophthalmus (Genus) > Phanerophthalmus smaragdinus (Species)
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