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Philine aperta

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lexID:
5910 
AphiaID:
-999 
Scientific:
Philine aperta 
German:
offene Seemandel oder offene Blasenschnecke 
English:
Lobe Shell Or Sand Slug 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Philinidae (Family) > Philine (Genus) > aperta (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, 1767) 
Occurrence:
Adria, Atlanderhavet, Øst, Filippinene, Middelhavet, Syd-Afrika 
Size:
bis zu 7cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
For-Spesialist, Muslinger 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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:
2013-08-20 19:28:48 

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Philine aperta (Linnaeus, 1767)

The body is four-lobed and whitish to pale yellow in colour with white dots. This species characteristically secretes sulphuric acid as a defence against predators.

Species of Philine feed on bivalves which they crush with three calcareous gizzard plates.

Atlantic coast of Europe,Africa and Mediterranean. Records from outside this area probably incorrectly identified.

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

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