Calliopaea bellula

Calliopaea bellula (d’Orbigny, 1837)

Calliopaea bellula by Enric Madrenas
Taxonomy
Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797 
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840 
Clade: Euthyneura Spengel, 1881 
Clade: Panpulmonata Jörger et al., 2010 
Clade: Sacoglossa von Ihering, 1876 
Superfamily: Limapontioidea J.E. Gray, 1847 
Family: Limapontiidae J.E. Gray, 1847 
Genus: Calliopaea d’Orbigny, 1837 
Species: Calliopaea bellula d’Orbigny, 1837

Synonyms

  • Custiphorus vesiculosus Deshayes, 1864
  • Embletonia mariae Meyer & Möbius, 1865
  • Stiliger mariae (Meyer & Möbius, 1865)

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Calliopaea. Derived from Calliope. In Greek mythology, Calliope (“Καλλιόπη”, “the one with the beautiful voice”) is the muse of epic poetry and eloquence. Like other muses, Calliope is the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne (the Memory). He married Oeagrus and with him was mother of Orpheus, Marsyas, Ialemo and Lino.
  • Bellula. Diminutive of Latin word “Bella”, beautiful.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Calliopaea bellula (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

References for the species: Calliopaea bellula

    Galicia: Ortea and Urgorri (198la), Urgorri and Besteiro (1983), Rolán (1983). All records as Stiliger bellulus. Portugal: García-Gómez et al. (1991), Calado (unpubl. data). Levante: Fez (1974, as Ercolanea funerea), Templado, Talavera and Murillo (1983), Marín and Ros (1987, 1988). Canarias: Ortea et al. (1998).

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

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) "Calliopaea bellula" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 17/05/2012, Accessed: 26/05/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/qqoDo)

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