Stiliger

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Stiliger
Stiliger berghi.jpg
Stiliger berghi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Opisthobranchia
clade Sacoglossa
clade Plakobranchacea
Superfamily: Limapontioidea
Family: Limapontiidae
Genus: Stiliger
Ehrenberg, 1831
Type species
Stiliger ornatus
Ehrenberg, 1828
Species

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Stiliger is a genus of small and minute sacoglossan or sap-sucking sea slugs. They are marine gastropod mollusks in the family Limapontiidae.[1]

They somewhat resemble nudibranchs, but are not closely related to them. They are a rich green in color, caused by the green algae they eat.

Species[edit]

Species in the genus Stiliger include:

Species brought into synonymy 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stiliger Ehrenberg, 1831. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138525 on 12 April 2011