Retusa minutissima

Retusa minutissima  (Monterosato, 1878)

Retusa minutissima (Monterosato, 1878) Specimen from La Goulette, Tunisia (soft bottoms 10-15 m, 29.06.2009), actual size 1.1 mm.
World Register of Marine Species
by Mouna Antit
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:  Retusidae  Thiele, 1931
Genus: Retusa  Brown, 1827
Species: Retusa minutissima  (Monterosato, 1878)

Synonyms

  • Utriculus minutissimus Monterosato, 1878

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Retusa. From Latin “retusus”, blunt.
  • Minutissima. From Latin “minute”, in miniature scale, in small pieces.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Retusa minutissima (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 Retusa minutissima
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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) "Retusa minutissima" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 29/11/2015, Accessed: 18/10/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/DaQwG)

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