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Clione limacina (Naked sea butterfly)

Synonyms: Clio borealis; Clio limacina; Clio miquelonensis; Clione borealis; Clione filifera; Clione gracilis; Clione kinkaidi; Clione limacina subsp. limacina; Clione limacina var. meridionalis; Clione limacina var. typica; Clione minuta; Clione papilionacea; Trichocyclus dumerilii

Wikipedia Abstract

Clione limacina, known as the naked sea butterfly, sea angel, and common clione, is a sea angel (pelagic sea slug) found from the surface to greater than 500 m (1,600 ft) depth. It lives in the Arctic Ocean and cold regions of the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans. It was first described by Martens in 1676 and became the first gymnosomatous (without a shell) "pteropod" to be described.
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Prey / Diet

Limacina helicina (helicid pteropod)[1]


Alle alle (Little Auk)[1]
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)[1]
Balaenoptera physalus (Fin Whale)[1]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[1]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[1]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[1]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[1]
Leuroglossus schmidti (northern smoothtongue)[1]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[1]
Nansenia candida (Bluethroat argentine)[2]
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha (humpbacked salmon)[1]
Oncorhynchus keta (Calico salmon)[1]
Oncorhynchus nerka (sockeye salmon or kokanee)[1]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[1]
Scomber scombrus (Split)[1]
Scopelosaurus harryi (Scaly wearyfish)[1]
Sebastes mentella (Redfish)[1]


East Pacific; North America; Western Atlantic Ocean;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Yang, M-S. 2011. Diet of nineteen mesopelagic fishes in the Gulf of Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-229, 67 p.
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