Volvulella ovulina

Volvulella ovulina (A. Adams, 1850)

Volvulella ovulina @ Japan by Tadashige Habe
Taxonomy
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  Gray, J.E., 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Euopisthobranchia  Joerger et al., 2010
Clade: Cephalaspidea  Fischer, P., 1883
Superfamily: Philinoidea  Gray, 1850
Family:  Retusidae  Thiele, 1931
Genus: Volvulella  Newton, 1891
Species: Volvulella ovulina (A. Adams, 1850)

Synonyms

  • Atys angustatus E. A. Smith, 1872
  • Bulla ovulina A. Adams, 1850 (original)
  • Rhizorus ovulinus (A. Adams, 1850)
  • Volvula acutaeformis Yokoyama, 1922 †
  • Volvula minutissima Thiele, 1925

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Ovulina. From Latin “ovulum”, egg, because of the ovoid shell’s shape.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Volvulella ovulina (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

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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) "Volvulella ovulina" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 03/05/2015, Accessed: 27/05/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/vnlxd)

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