Sea Slug Animal Facts with Pictures

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Sea Slug Animal

The sea lemon, Archidoris pseudoargus, Sea Slug Animal is commonly found on northwestern European shores. It is a large, warty slug and feeds mainly on sponges. Size up to 5 inches (13 cm), Sea Slug Animal is a common name for some marine invertebrates with varying levels of resemblance to terrestrial slugs.

Sea Slug Animal Facts:

Common name: Sea slugs

Order: Nudibranchia

Subclass: Opisthobranchia

Class: Gastropoda

Phylum: Mollusca

Number of species: About 1700

Size: 0.04 in (1 mm) to 8 in (20 cm)

Key features: Adult body sluglike; uncoiled and lacking a shell and operculum, although often bearing exposed tentaclelike structures, body may be narrow or broad, with well-developed, adhesive, solelike foot on the underside, often ornamented by gills and papillae; head bears 1 or 2 pairs of sensory tentacles arranged in various ways no mantle cavity; there may be a ring of gills around the posterior anus or the upper body surface; sides may bear tentaclelike cerata; torsion reversed in adults

Habits: Marine, generally bottom dwellers often in shallow coastal waters and on shores, especially among rocks and algae; sometimes in deeper water, a few are pelagic (live in open sea)

Breeding: Hermaphrodites; mating occurs; eggs often laid in elaborate and conspicuous jellylike egg masses larva emerges to develop in plankton before settling on appropriate substrate such as alga, shell, or rock

Diet: Generally carnivorous; often specialists consuming one particular prey type or species

Habitat: Widely distributed in most marine environments, especially coastal ones; some occur in oceanic planktonic habitats

Distribution: All the world’s Worldwide in seas and oceans

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