Atys macandrewii

Atys macandrewii  E.A. Smith, 1872

Atys macandrewii @ Malta by Constantino Mifsud




































Weinkauffia macandrewii   (E. A. Smith, 1872)

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 1342949).

  • Atys lineatus Usticke, 1959




  • Atys. God of the Phrygian, companion of Cybele.
  • Macandrewii. Dedicated to Sir Robert McAndrew, Esq., (1802-1873), a fruit merchant and conchologist from Liverpool. In 1845 he discovered Calocaris macandreae Bell,1846 in Loch Fyne and Mull of Galloway. In 1849 he refitted one of his two yachts ‘Naiad’ to dredging purposes. He was a close friend of Forbes, Barrett & Jeffreys. Despite he is coinsidered to be a pioneer in deep sea dredging, his ships could not normally dredge deeper than around 200 fathoms. His large shell collection ended up in the Zoology Museum, University of Cambridge.


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

References for the species: Atys macandrewii

    Canarias: Odhner (1931), Nordsieck (1972), Nordsieck and García-Talavera (1979), Ortea et al. (2001), Talavera (1978), Malaquias and Calado (1997), Malaquias, Martínez and Abreu (2002), Rodríguez et al. (2003). Madeira: Nordsieck (1972, as A. Limulatys macandrewi), Malaquias, Martínez and Abreu (2002). Azores: Marcus (1970), Nordsieck (1972, as Atys (Limulatys)), García-Talavera (1983), Mikkelsen (1995), Ávila (2000), Malaquias (2001).

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


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This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Atys macandrewii based on our own records.

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    Ballesteros, M., E. Madrenas, and M. Pontes. 2019. OPK - Opistobranquis. (
    Cachia, C., and C. Mifsud. 2007. On the occurrence of Atys macandrewii E.A. Smith, 1872 (Gastropoda: Haminoeidae) in the Mediterranean. Iberus 25(1): 43-48.
    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.
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    McDonald, G. 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia. 2nd Online Edition, Annotated. 1072 pp  Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. (
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    Oskars, T. R., C. Mifsud, and M. A. E. Malaquias. 2017. Redescription of the Cephalaspidea gastropod Atys jeffreysi (Weinkauff, 1866) (Haminoeidae), with a discussion on the phylogenetic affinities of the Mediterranean species of the genus. Journal of Natural History, 2017.
    Ozturk, B., A. Dogan, B. Bitlis-Bakir, and A. Salman. 2014. Marine Molluscs of the Turkish Coasts: An Updated Checklist. Tübitak, Turkish Journal of Zoology 38.
    Smith, E. A. 1872. Remarks on several species of Bullidae, with descriptions of some hitherto undescribed forms and of a new species of Planaxis. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 9: 344-355.
    Templado, J., and R. Villanueva. 2010. Checklist of Phylum Mollusca. pp. 148-198 In Coll, M., et al., 2010. The biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea: estimates, patterns, and threats. PLoS ONE 5(8):36pp.
    Toll, L., and M. Ballesteros. 2017. “Opistobranquios” (Mollusca: Gastropoda) de la colección malacológica Lluís Dantart. Spira 6 (2017): 171–184.
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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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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2019) "Atys macandrewii" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 21/02/2015, Accessed: 17/08/2019 at (

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