Limacina helicina

 

Limacina helicina (Phipps, 1774)

Limacina helicina by Alexander Semenov
Taxonomy
Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura Spengel, 1881
Clade: Euopisthobranchia Jörger et al., 2010
Clade: Thecosomata de Blainville, 1823
Suborder: Euthecosomata Meisenheimer, 1905
Superfamily: Limacinoidea Gray, 1840
Family: Limacinidae Gray, 1840
Genus: Limacina Bosc, 1817
Species: Limacina helicina (Phipps, 1774)

Synonyms

  • Argonauta arctica Fabricius O., 1780
  • Clio helicina Phipps, 1774 (original)
  • Limacina helicialis Lamarck, 1819
  • Spiratella helicina (Phipps, 1774)
  • Spiratella limacina de Blainville, 1824
  • Spiratella planospira Rehder, 1942

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Limacina, diminutive of Latin “limacia”, from Latin “limax”, slimy, viscous.
  • Helicina, diminutive of Latin “helica”, from Greek “helyx”, helical, spiral.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Limacina helicina (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: Limacina helicina

Abundance

        Western Mediterranean:0 Stars
        Eastern Mediterranean:0 Stars
        Atlantic Ocean:4 Stars
This chart displays the observation probability for Limacina helicina
based on our own records.

Video

Limacina helicina swimming

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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) "Limacina helicina" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 16/10/2014, Accessed: 22/09/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/0m53E)

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