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Polycera japonica Nudibranch


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9746 
Scientific:
Polycera japonica 
German:
Hörnchenschnecke 
English:
Nudibranch 
Category:
Nudibranchs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Polyceridae (Family) > Polycera (Genus) > japonica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Baba, 1949 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, Indo Pacific, North Pacific (Ocean), Papua New Guinea, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
0.16" - 0.28" (0.4cm - 0.7cm) 
Temperature:
32 °F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Food specialist 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2016-05-31 20:11:07 

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Polycera japonica Baba, 1949

This vera small Polycera is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.The body colour is a light to dark brown, mottled with darker brown and cream. The rhinophores appear disproportionately large.

Polycera japonica can be found in highly protected to exposed rocky habitats and in Halimeda kanaloana beds (depths 1 - 9 m).

The egg masses is small and rang from 1/2 to 2 whorls.

Polycera japonica feeds on Bryozoans.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Nudibranchia (Order) > Euctenidiacea (Suborder) > Doridacea (Infraorder) > Polyceroidea (Superfamily) > Polyceridae (Family) > Polycerinae (Subfamily) > Polycera (Genus) > Polycera japonica (Species)

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