Polybranchia viridis

Polybranchia viridis (Deshayes, 1857)

Polybranchia viridis @ La Restinga (El Hierro, Islas Canarias) 19-08-2013 by Peter Wirtz
Taxonomy
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Superorder: Panpulmonata  Jörger et al., 2010
Order: Sacoglossa  von Ihering, 1876
Suborder: Plakobranchacea  Jensen, 1996
Superfamily: Limapontioidea  J.E. Gray, 1847
Family: Caliphyllidae  Tiberi, 1881
Genus: Polybranchia  Pease, 1860
Species: Polybranchia viridis (Deshayes, 1857)

Synonyms

  • Hermaea viridis Deshayes, 1857 (original)
  • Phyllobranchillus viridis (Deshayes, 1857)

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Polybranchia. From Greek “polys”, many + “bragchia”, gills.
  • Viridis. From Latin “viridis”, green.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Polybranchia viridis (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 Stars
        Atlantic Ocean:1 Stars
This chart displays the observation probability for Polybranchia viridis
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) "Polybranchia viridis" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 15/01/2016, Accessed: 29/04/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/qVC30)

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