Philinopsis speciosa

Philinopsis speciosa  Pease, 1860

Philinopsis speciosa (60mm) @ Hekili Point, Maui, Hawaii 14-11-2008 by Cory Pittman
Taxonomy
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 speciosa  Pease, 1860

Synonyms

  • Aglaja cyanea (Martens, 1879)
  • Doridium cyaneum Martens, 1879
  • Philinopsis cyanea (Martens, 1879)

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Speciosa. From Latin “speciose”, with elegance, magnificently.

Distribution

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

Abundance

        Western Mediterranean:0 Stars
        Eastern Mediterranean:0.0 Stars
        Atlantic Ocean:0.0 Stars
This chart displays the observation probability for Philinopsis speciosa
based on our own records.

Video

Philinopsis speciosa @ Tulamben, Bali by Cix Cutez @ Nudibase (Facebook)

More pictures

Bibliography

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) "Philinopsis speciosa" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 01/05/2015, Accessed: 23/05/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/vfvvU)

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