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Prostheceraeus vittatus


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lexID:
6364 
AphiaID:
142820 
Scientific:
Prostheceraeus vittatus 
German:
Weiße Bandplanarie 
English:
Candy Striped Flatworm, White Flatworm 
Category:
Flatorm 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Euryleptidae (Family) > Prostheceraeus (Genus) > vittatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Montagu, ), 1815 
Occurrence:
Adria, Britiske Øyer, Europakysten, Middelhavet, Nordatlanteren 
Sea depth:
10 - 30 Meter 
Size:
2.5 cm - 5 cm 
Temperature:
5°C - 25°C 
Food:
Sea squirts, Predatory, Carnivore 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Last edit:
2020-02-06 10:55:46 

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Prostheceraeus vittatus (Montagu, 1815)

Prostheceraeus vittatus lives under stones, on mud in the shallow water. This flatworm has a yellow-white or cream body with numerous dark longitudinal stripes.Prostheceraeus vittatus is such a striking flatworm that it cannot be confused with any other.

Prostheceraeus vittatus seems to prefer depths between 10 and 30 metres. Is a sea squirt predator , feed on Clavelina lepadiformis , Diazona violacea and other seas squirts.

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