Acteon incisus

Acteon incisus Dall, 1881

Original picture at Smithsonian Institution Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Taxonomy
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
informal group: Lower Heterobranchia (Allogastropoda)  Haszprunar, 1985
Superfamily:  Acteonoidea  d’Orbigny, 1843
Family:  Acteonidae  d’Orbigny, 1835
Genus: Acteon  de Montfort, 1810
Species: Acteon incisus Dall, 1881

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Acteon is the name of a mythological character who saw goddess Artemisbathing in a stream. As punishment, the goddess transformed him into a deer that was devoured by his own dogs.
  • Incisus. From Latin “incisus”, break off, cut into, cut open, inscribed, engraved inscription.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Acteon incisus
Sources:
: OBIS
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: GBIF.ORG
: OPK
: VIMAR
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions

References for the species: Acteon incisus

Abundance

    Western Mediterranean:
    Eastern Mediterranean:
    Atlantic Ocean:
This chart displays the observation probability for Acteon incisus based on our own records.

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Bibliography

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2018) "Acteon incisus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 17/05/2015, Accessed: 19/01/2018 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/z2u61)

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