Umbraculum umbraculum (Lightfoot, 1786)
Atlantic umbrella slug
photo by Harasti, David

Family:  Umbraculidae ()
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 100 m
Distribution:  Circumglobal tropical, temperate seas and the Mediterranean Sea.
Biology:  Assumed maximum length from Ref. 822. Found on reefs (Ref. 337) and burrowing or under rocks (Ref. 844). Also on soft substrate (Ref. 109264). Feeds on sponges (Ref. 844). Members of the order Notaspidea are mostly simultaneous hermaphrodites (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 25.06.15

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