Thuridilla lineolata

Thuridilla lineolata

''Thuridilla lineolata '' is a species of sea slug, a sacoglossan, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Plakobranchidae. It is an Indo-Pacific species that lives in or near coral reefs and eats algae.
Sea Slug - Thuridilla lineolata  Cebu,Geotagged,Malapascua,Philippines,Sea Slug,Spring,Thuridilla lineolata

Appearance

This species can be up to 3 cm in size. The body is partially covered by the fold of the lateral parapodia. The mantle is bright blue, and the edges of the parapodia are framed by two lines: a fine black one and an orange one on the external side.

The smooth rhinophores and the oral cavity are also marked with a black line and with an orange band.
Lined Thuridilla - Thuridilla lineolata Dauin, Philippines (2012).
Is a species of sea slug, a sacoglossan, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Plakobranchidae. This species can be up to 3 cm in size. The body is partially covered by the fold of the lateral parapodia. The mantle is bright blue, and the edges of the parapodia are framed by two lines: a fine black one and an orange one on the external side. The smooth rhinophores and the oral cavity are also marked with a black line and with an orange band.
Habitat: This species occurs in the tropical West-Pacific, mainly in Indonesia and the Philippines. It lives on the external slope of coral reefs, on top of the reef, and in the lagoon. This species is benthic and diurnal. Because of its aposematic coloration, it crawls around to feed in the daylight. Its diet is based on algae    Fall,Geotagged,Philippines,Thuridilla lineolata

Distribution

This species occurs in the tropical West-Pacific, mainly in Indonesia and the Philippines.
It lives on the external slope of coral reefs, on top of the reef, and in the lagoon.

Behavior

This species is benthic and diurnal. Because of its aposematic coloration, it crawls around to feed in the daylight. Its diet is based on algae.

Habitat

This species occurs in the tropical West-Pacific, mainly in Indonesia and the Philippines.
It lives on the external slope of coral reefs, on top of the reef, and in the lagoon.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderSacoglossa
FamilyPlakobranchidae
GenusThuridilla
SpeciesT. lineolata
Photographed in
Philippines