Piseinotecus gaditanus

Piseinotecus gaditanus (Cervera, Garcia-Gomez, & Garcia, 1987)

Piseinotecus gaditanus by José Carlos García Gómez
Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Dexiarchia Schrödl, Wägele & Willan, 2001
Infraorder: Cladobranchia Willan & Morton, 1984
Parvorder: Aeolidida Odhner, 1934
Superfamily: Aeolidioidea J.E. Gray, 1827
Family: Piseinotecidae Edmunds, 1970
Genus: Piseinotecus Er. Marcus, 1955
Species: Piseinotecus gaditanus (Cervera, Garcia-Gomez, & Garcia, 1987)




  • Piseinotecus means “I stepped on Teco.” Teco was a dog belonging to Ernst and Eveline Marcus. Apparently Prof. Diva Diniz Corrêa, friend of the family, unadvertedly stepped on the dog and while the Marcuses were looking for a new generic name she said in Portuguese: “Pisei”=I stteped, “no”=onto, “Tecus”=the dog’s name. Later on that name became also a family name: Piseinotecidae (ref:Curious Taxonomy and Marcus, Ev. 1987).
  • Gaditanus. From Latin “Gades”, Roman colony that became the actual city of Cádiz (Spain). The first specimen of the species was described on the coast of Cádiz.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Piseinotecus gaditanus (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: Piseinotecus gaditanus

    Portugal: García-Gómez et al. (1991), Calado et al. (2003). Andalucía (Atl.): Cervera and García-Gómez (1986, as Calmella sp.), Cervera, García-Gómez and García (1987), Templado et al. (1993a). Canarias: Ortea et al. (2003).

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


        Western Mediterranean:1 Stars
        Eastern Mediterranean:0.0 Stars
        Atlantic Ocean:0.0 Stars
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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.

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Piseinotecus gaditanus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 17/05/2012, Accessed: 23/09/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/oSQMx)

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