Callostracon amabile

Callostracon amabile (Watson, 1886)

Callostracon amabile @ Bahia de Cádiz, Spain by Joop Trausel and Frans Slieker (Natural History Museum Rotterdam)


  • Actaeon amabilis Watson, 1886 (original)
  • Colostracon amabile (Watson, 1886)




  • Amabile. From Latin “amabilis”, amiable, pleasant, lovely, attractive, delightful, worthy to be loved, lovable.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Callostracon amabile
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions


    Western Mediterranean: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Eastern Mediterranean: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Atlantic Ocean: ☆☆☆☆☆

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    Ballesteros, M., E. Madrenas, and M. Pontes. 2023. OPK - Opistobranquis. (
    Cervera, J. L., G. Calado, C. Gavaia, M. A. E. Malaquías, J. Templado, M. Ballesteros, J. C. García-Gómez, and C. Megina. 2004. An annotated and updated checklist of the opisthobranchs (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Spain and Portugal (including islands and archipelagos). Boletín Instituto Español de Oceanografía, 20 (1-4): 1-111. L.
    Long, S. J. 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000. Bayside Books & Press, Tustin, CA, U.S.A. 672p.
    McDonald, G. 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia. 2nd Online Edition, Annotated. 1072 pp  Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. (
    Moro, L., J. L. Martín Esquivel, M. J. Garrido Sanahuja, and I. Izquierdo Zamora. 2003. Lista de especies marinas de Canarias (algas, hongos, plantas y animales). Consejería de Política Territorial y Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Canarias.
    Watson, R. B. 1886. Report on the Scaphopoda and Gasteropoda collected by HMS Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Zoology : 15 (part 42): 1-756, pl. 1-50 and Caecidae pl. 1-3.
    WoRMS Editorial Board. 2023. World Register of Marine Species. WoRMS. (

    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.

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Ballesteros, M., Madrenas, E. & Pontes, M. (2023) "Callostracon amabile" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 17/05/2015. Accessed: 04/06/2023. Available at (

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