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Flabellina trilineata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Flabellinoidea
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Species
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Flabellinidae
Genus  Flabellina
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Subclass  Heterobranchia clade Euthyneura clade Nudipleura clade Nudibranchia clade Dexiarchia clade Cladobranchia clade Aeolidida
Similar  Flabellina, Cadlina luteomarginata, Diaulula sandiegensis, Doriopsilla albopunctata, Dendronotus albus

Flabellina trilineata


Flabellina trilineata, common name three-lined aeolid, is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch, a marine heterobranch mollusc in the family Flabellinidae.

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Hermissenda crassicornis eating flabellina trilineata


Distribution

This species was described from Nanoose Bay, Regional District of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Flabellina trilineata is a seasonally abundant aeolid ranging from Baja California, Mexico to Alaska.

Diet

This species feeds on hydroids, especially Tubularia spp. and Eudendrium californicum.

Description

Flabellina trilineata is a flabellinid nudibranch with a translucent body and three longitudinal white lines on the back and sides. The line down the middle of the back passes between the rhinophores where it splits and continues to the tips of the oral tentacles. The rhinophores are perfoliate and coloured white at the base but orange in the outer third. The digestive gland is either red or orange in colour. Maximum length is about 35mm.

References

Flabellina trilineata Wikipedia


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