Callostracon amabile

Callostracon amabile (Watson, 1886)

Callostracon amabile @ Bahia de Cádiz, Spain by Joop Trausel and Frans Slieker (Natural History Museum Rotterdam)
Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840
informal group: Lower Heterobranchia (Allogastropoda) Haszprunar, 1985
Superfamily: Acteonoidea d’Orbigny, 1843
Family: Acteonidae d’Orbigny, 1835
Genus: Callostracon Repetto & Bianco, 2012
Species: Callostracon amabile (Watson, 1886)


  • Actaeon amabilis Watson, 1886 (original)
  • Colostracon amabile (Watson, 1886)




  • Amabile. From Latin “amabilis”, amiable, pleasant, lovely, attractive, delightful, worthy to be loved, lovable.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Callostracon amabile (z-200).
: GROC 2010-2011 : VIMAR
: Enric Madrenas : Manuel Ballesteros.
: João Pedro Silva : M@re Nostrum
: Bernard Picton : Other sources
: GBIF.ORG : Marine Regions

References for the species: Callostracon amabile

    Canarias: Nordsieck (1972), Nordsieck and García-Talavera (1979), Ortea et al. (2001), Moro et al. (2003). Madeira: Nordsieck (1972), Nordsieck and García-Talavera (1979, as C. (Ovactaeonina) amabilis). Azores: Watson (1883, 1886, both as Acteon), Dautzenberg (1889, as Acteon), Dautzenberg and Fisher (1897, as Acteon), Nordsieck (1972, as Callostracon (Ovacteonina)), Mikkelsen (1995), Malaquias (2001).

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


        Western Mediterranean:0 Stars
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        Atlantic Ocean:0.0 Stars

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Bibliography based on the works by Steve Long, 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000 and Gary McDonald, 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia, with later updates from other resources.

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Callostracon amabile" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 17/05/2015, Accessed: 18/10/2017 at (

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