Limacina retroversa

Limacina retroversa (Fleming, 1823)

Limacina retroversa (UAF-CoML) by Russell Hopcroft
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 retroversa (Fleming, 1823)

Synonyms

  • Fusus retroversus Fleming, 1823
  • Heterofusus alexandri Verrill, 1872
  • Heterofusus retroversus Fleming, 1823
  • Limacina balea Møller, 1841
  • Limacina retroversa f. balea Möller, 1841
  • Peracle flemingii Forbes, 1844
  • Scaea stenogyra Philippi, 1844
  • Spiratella retroversa (Fleming, 1823)
  • Spirialis australis Eydoux & Souleyet, 1840
  • Spirialis balea (Møller, 1841)
  • Spirialis gouldii Stimpson, 1851
  • Spirialis jeffreysii Forbes & Hanley, 1849
  • Spirialis macandrewi Forbes & Hanley, 1849
  • Spirialis retroversa (Fleming, 1823)
  • Trochus lunaris Gmelin, 1791

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Limacina. Diminutive of Limacia.
  • Limacia. From Latin “limax”, slug, slimy.
  • Retroversa. From Latin “retroversus”, back, backwards, in reverse order, in reference to the sinistrally coiled shell.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Limacina retroversa (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 Limacina retroversa
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) "Limacina retroversa" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 13/03/2013, Accessed: 23/03/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/SN9d1)

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