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BLUE DRAGON (Glaucus atlanticus). A small peácic slug that measures only about 2 cm and is generally associated with the Portuguese frigatebird (Physalia physalis) or the blue button (Porpita porpita) on which it feeds. They can also appear in intertidal pools. Marine invertebrates of the Canary Islands, Tenerife.

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Image size: 5945x4043 pixels (19.8"x13.5" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2020-10-09

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Wild animal / Mollusk / Gastropod / Sea slug / Nudibranch / Blue glaucus (Glaucus atlanticus)

Wild animal / Cnidaria / Hydridae family / Blue Button (Porpita porpita)

Individual / Stage of development / Adult


Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Inarticulata / Mollusca / Conchifera / Gastropoda / Heterobranchia / Opisthobranchia / Nudibranchia / Glaucidae / Glaucus

Individual / Nobody

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Neuston

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Pelagos

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean / Macaronesia

Area / Strand / Sand shore

Enumeration / Group

Shot / Top view

Environment / Biodiversity

Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Tide / Low tide

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Europe / European Union / Spain / Canary Islands archipelago / Tenerife

Colour / Blue

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Shot / High angle view


Enumeration / Several species

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Radiata / Cnidaria / Medusozoa / Hydrozoa / Anthoathecatae / Capitata / Porpitidae / Porpita

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