Atagema gibba Pruvot-Fol, 1951
Atagema gibba First British record, Porthkerris, Cornwall. 24.11.1973 by Bernard PictonTaxonomy
Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Euctenidiacea Tardy, 1970
Infraorder: Doridacea Thiele, 1931
Superfamily: Doridoidea Rafinesque, 1815
Family: Discodorididae Bergh, 1891
Genus: Atagema M.E. Gray, 1850
Species: Atagema gibba Pruvot-Fol, 1951
- Gibba. From Latin, hunch, because of the protuberance that runs along its dorsum and that differentiates it from other species. Colloquially it is called a “dromedary sea slug”.
There are very few reports of this species since its description in 1951: two in the England’s South West, one in the western Mediterranean (Sea Slug Forum), two specimens in the island of Sálvora (Ria de Arosa, Galicia, Spain) and numerous specimens in the island Rúa (Ria de Arosa, Galicia, Spain) in what looks like a stable population in the area (GEMM).
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References for the species: Atagema gibba
- General: Brown & Picton, 1979:17; Gosliner, 1987b:63[P]; Nordsieck, 1972:60; Picton & Morrow, 1994:84[P]; Pruvot-Fol, 1954b:239; Thompson, 1988:228; Thompson & Brown, 1974:233; 1976:131; 1984:85[P]
Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.
This chart displays the observation probability for Atagema gibba
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.