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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 34.1 - 40
  Temperature range (°C): 17.258 - 18.050
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.033 - 1.331
  Salinity (PPS): 36.285 - 36.318
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.477 - 5.527
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.106 - 0.123
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.940 - 1.158

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Depth range (m): 34.1 - 40

Temperature range (°C): 17.258 - 18.050

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.033 - 1.331

Salinity (PPS): 36.285 - 36.318

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.477 - 5.527

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.106 - 0.123

Silicate (umol/l): 0.940 - 1.158
 
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 30 - 30
  Temperature range (°C): 16.315 - 16.315
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.326 - 0.326
  Salinity (PPS): 38.201 - 38.201
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.541 - 5.541
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.096 - 0.096
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.379 - 1.379
 
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Felimare picta

Felimare picta is a species of colorful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

The subspecies of Felimare picta have yet to be renamed:

A close up of the gills of Felimare picta

Distribution[edit]

Felimare picta lives in rocky seabeds throughout the Mediterranean Sea (Greece), European waters (Spain, Portugal), the Eastern North Atlantic Ocean (Azores) and the Gulf of Mexico.[4]

Type locality of Felimare picta is Palermo, Sicily.[1]

Description[edit]

This nudibranch grows to about 20 cm (8 inches) long and feeds on various sponges.[4]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[5] Maximum recorded depth is 55 m.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Philippi R. A. (1836). Enumeratio molluscorum Siciliae cum viventium tum in tellure tertiaria fossilium, quae in itinere suo observavit. Vol. 1. Schropp, Berlin [Berolini] xiv + 267 p., pl. 1-12. page 105.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Felimare picta. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597522 on 2012-05-14
  3. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2009). Hypselodoris picta (Schultz in Philippi, 1836). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2009) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139154 on 2010-09-11
  4. ^ a b Wright, M.; Sparrow, Giles (2003). Expert Guide: Marine Life From Tropical Reef Fist to Mighty Sharks. Brown Books Ltd. p. 68. ISBN 1-897884-90-7. 
  5. ^ a b Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
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