Roboastra europaea

Roboastra europaea García-Gómez, 1985

Roboastra europaea @ Isla de Tarifa (Cadiz, Spain, Atl. shore) 10-10-2015 by Manuel Martínez Chacón
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: Polyceroidea  Alder & Hancock, 1845
Family: Polyceridae  Alder & Hancock, 1845
Subfamily: Nembrothinae  Burn, 1967
Genus: Roboastra  Bergh, 1877
Species: Roboastra europaea  García-Gómez, 1985




  • Europaea. From Europe.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Roboastra europaea (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: Roboastra europaea

    Portugal: García-Gómez et al. (1991), Pola, Cervera and Gosliner (2003, in press), Wirtz and Debelius (2003), Calado et al. (2003). Andalucía (Atl.): Megina and Cervera (2003). Gibraltar: García-Gómez (1985), Megina and Cervera (2003). Andalucía (Med.): Moreno and Templado (1998), Schick (1998), Sánchez Tocino, Ocaña and García (2000a), Ocaña et al. (2000), Pola, Cervera and Gosliner (2003, in press), Wirtz and Debelius (2003). Catalunya: Pola, Cervera and Gosliner (in press). Madeira: Pola, Cervera and Gosliner (in press).

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


        Western Mediterranean:1 Stars
        Eastern Mediterranean:0 Stars
        Atlantic Ocean:0 Stars
This chart displays the observation probability for Roboastra europaea
based on our own records.

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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) "Roboastra europaea" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 04/10/2013, Accessed: 19/08/2017 at (

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