Population Dynamics of the Sea Slug Plakobranchus ocellatus (Opisthobranch: Sacoglossa: Elysioidea) on a Subtropical Coral Reef off Okinawa-jima Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan.

@article{Tanamura2016PopulationDO,
  title={Population Dynamics of the Sea Slug Plakobranchus ocellatus (Opisthobranch: Sacoglossa: Elysioidea) on a Subtropical Coral Reef off Okinawa-jima Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan.},
  author={Daisuke Tanamura and Euichi Hirose},
  journal={Zoological studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={55},
  pages={
          e42
        }
}
Daisuke Tanamura and Euichi Hirose (2016) Plakobranchus ocellatus is a sacoglossan sea slug that can retain functional chloroplast from its algal food. This species feed on multiple species of siphonous green algae and can survive several months without food by utilizing retained chloroplasts in its digestive gland (kleptoplasty). While the population dynamics of opisthobranchs are often influenced by the seasonal fluctuation of the abundance of food resources, the fluctuation of food… 
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