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Glaucilla marginata
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Information
Range Pacific Ocean
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order (unranked):
clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
informal group Aeolidida
Family Glaucidae
Genus Glaucus
Species G. marginatus

The Glaucus marginatus is a species of small, floating, blue sea slug; a pelagic aolid nudibranch; a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Glaucidae.

Distribution[]

This species is pelagic, and can be found in the Pacific Ocean.

Habitat[]

These small nudibranchs float upside down on the surface tension in temperate and tropical seas. They eat colonial cnidarians such as the portuguese man o' war.

Description[]

This nudibranch is dark blue, and in many ways it resembles a smaller version of the blue glaucus. However, in this species the cerata (saw teeth on the skin) are arranged in a single row in each arch.

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