Japonactaeon pusillus

Japonactaeon pusillus (Forbes, 1844)

Original picture at World Register of Marine Species (Andrea Nappo)

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: Japonacteon Is. Taki, 1956
Species: Japonactaeon pusillus (Forbes, 1844)


  • Japonacteon pusillus [sic]
  • Tornatella pusilla Forbes, 1844




  • Pusillus. From Latin “pusillus”, very small, tiny.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Japonactaeon pusillus (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: Japonactaeon pusillus

    Cantabria: Bouchet (1975). Portugal: Locard (1897, as Acteon pusillus, bathyal), Hidalgo (1917, as Acteon), Nobre (1936, as Acteon), Nordsieck (1972, as Pseudacteon). Andalucía (Atl.): Bouchet (1975). Catalunya: Ros (1975, as Pseudacteon). Canarias: Ortea et al. (2001), Moro et al. (2003). Madeira: Watson (1886, 1897, both as Acteon pusillus), Nobre (1937, as A. pusillus), Nordsieck and García-Talavera (1979, as A. pusillus), Nordsieck (1972, as Pseudactaeon pusillus). Azores: Bouchet (1975), Mikkelsen (1995), Malaquias (2001).

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


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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.

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Japonactaeon pusillus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 17/05/2015, Accessed: 22/09/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/BRLS0)

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