Philinopsis miqueli Pelorce, Horst & Hoarau, 2013
Philinopsis miqueli by Enric MadrenasTaxonomy
Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura Spengel, 1881
Clade: Euopisthobranchia Jörger et al., 2010
Clade: Cephalaspidea P. Fischer, 1883
Superfamily: Philinoidea J.E. Gray, 1850
Family: Aglajidae Pilsbry, 1895 (1847)
Genus: Philinopsis Pease, 1860
Species: Philinopsis miqueli Pelorce, Horst & Hoarau, 2013
Taxonomic note: Originally published in many websites as Philine aperta (Linnaeus, 1767), it has changed to Philinopsis miqueli Pelorce, Horst & Hoarau, 2013. Both species are differentiated by their geographical area, P.miqueli is Mediterranean while P.aperta is located in South Africa (Price, Gosliner Valdés 2011). P.miqueli can also be confused with Philine quadripartita but physically Philine is larger (up to 70mm against 13mm for P.miqueli), it has the body of trapezoidal shape rather than cylindrical, the edge of the parapodia is not coloured bright white and the parapodia are separated from the body.
- Philinopsis. From Latin, means “similar to Philine“, where Philine is another genus of Cephalaspideans.
- Miqueli. Dedicated to Jean-Pierre Miquel, diver, photographer and collector, who was involved in the scientific description of the species, providing the type material and also obtained the inner shell.
This species lives in the western Mediterranean. It is known and photographed along the Spanish coast, in Malta and in the Adriatic.
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|: GROC 2010-2011||: VIMAR|
|: Enric Madrenas||: Manuel Ballesteros.|
|: João Pedro Silva||: M@re Nostrum|
|: Bernard Picton||: Other sources|
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References for the species: Philinopsis miqueli
We have not yet published references for Iberian coasts of: Philinopsis miqueli.
This chart displays the observation probability for Philinopsis miqueli
based on our own records.
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.