Elysia tomentosa

Elysia tomentosa  Jensen, 1997

Elysia tomentosa by Baki Yokes @ 20080925 Fethiye, Turquia 24m, on Caulerpa racemosa var. lamourouxii, size 38mm by Baki Yokeş
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
Subclade: Plakobranchacea  Jensen, 1996
Superfamily: Plakobranchoidea  J.E. Gray, 1840
Family: Plakobranchidae  J.E. Gray, 1840
Genus: Elysia  Risso, 1818
Species: Elysia tomentosa  Jensen, 1997

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Elysia. It is a name of Latin origin, derived from the word Elysium, which in mythology is the home of the blessed, known as the “Elysian fields”. The name Elysia also means “God’s oath” in Hebrew. Frieder Sauer comments that Elysia means heavenly.
  • Tomentosa. From Latin “tomentum”, means “velvety”, like the stuffing of a pillow or mattress, batt.

Distribution
Alien species.

Known georeferenced records of the species: Elysia tomentosa (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
This chart displays the observation probability for Elysia tomentosa
based on our own records.

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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) "Elysia tomentosa" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 17/09/2014, Accessed: 22/07/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/z65VK)

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