Atys jeffreysi

Atys jeffreysi (Weinkauff, 1866)

Atys jeffreysi @ Gnejna Bay, Mgarr, Malta by Constantino Mifsud




































Roxaniella jeffreysi   (Weinkauff, 1866)

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 1342955).

  • Bulla blainvilliana Récluz, 1843
  • Bulla ovulata Brocchi, 1814 sensu Jeffreys, 1856 (misidentification)
  • Cylichna jeffreysi Weinkauff, 1866




  • Atys. God of the Phrygians, companion of Cybele.
  • Jeffreysi. In honor to John Gwyn Jeffreys, (1809-1885), solicitor from Swansea, who got interested in conchology already when young. By conchology Jeffreys meant not only shell collecting, but the total science about molluscs. He began to organize dredging expeditions, visiting the Shetlands, W. Scotland, Channel Islands, Norway etc. and accompanied by chosen specialists. He took part in some longer expeditions to W. Greenland and the Bay of Biscay and visited collecting colleagues in foreign countries. He could not come to terms with Darwinism, because, according to his view, it implied that no borders between species were to be found. “British Conchology” in 5 volumes 1862-69 is his main work. His very extensive shell collection was purchased for the Smithsonian Institution 1883 by W.H. Dall.


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

References for the species: Atys jeffreysi

    Gibraltar: Aartsen, Menkhorst and Gittenberger (1984). Andalucía (Med.): Peñas et al. (in press). Levante: Marín and Ros (1987). Catalunya: Altimira (1977b), Altaba & Traveset (1985), Tarruella (2002). Baleares: Nordsieck (1972), Gasull and Cuerda (1974), Altaba and Traveset (1985). Canarias: Ortea et al. (2001), Moro et al. (2003). Madeira: Nobre (1889, 1937, as Roxaniella jef freysi), Watson (1897), Nordsieck and García-Talavera (1979, as A. (Roxaniella) jeffreysi).

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007 & 2016, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


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    Altaba, C. R., and A. Travesset. 1985. La malacologia als Paisos Catalans. Butlletí de la Institució d’Història Natural, 50: 155-171.
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    Ballesteros, M. 2007. Lista actualizada de los opistobranquios (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) de las costas catalanas. Spira. 2: 163–188.
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    Tarruella, A. 2002. Moluscos marinos de Cap Ras y Llançà (Girona, NE de la península Ibérica). Spira, 1(2): 1-14.
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    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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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2019) "Atys jeffreysi" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 21/02/2015, Accessed: 20/01/2020 at (

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