Rahul Sharma

Tenellia caerulea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Tergipedidae
Scientific name  Cuthona caerulea
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Fionoidea
Genus  Tenellia
Rank  Species
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Similar  Cuthona, Flabellina pedata, Eubranchus farrani, Tenellia gymnota, Diaphorodoris

Tenellia caerulea is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tergipedidae.

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Distribution

This species was described from Devon, England. It has been reported from the NE Atlantic from Norway south to Portugal and in the Mediterranean Sea. Records from Brazil and Florida probably represent a different species.

Description

The typical size of this species is 10-15 mm and the maximum recorded length is 26 mm.

Habitat

Found from the intertidal zone to 270 m. Trinchesia caerulea feeds on hydroids of the genus Sertularella.

References

Tenellia caerulea Wikipedia


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