Chelidonura cubana

Chelidonura cubana Ortea & Martínez, 1997

Chelidonura cubana @ Roatan, Honduras, Caribbean 14-06-2012 by Mickey Charteris

Taxonomy
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Tectipleura  

 

Order

Cephalaspidea  

 

Superfamily

Philinoidea  

 

Family

Aglajidae  

 

Genus

Chelidonura  

 

Species

Chelidonura cubana  Ortea & Martínez, 1997

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 420527).
Taxonomic note: Rudman, 2007 (in Sea Slug Forum) said “Chelidonura cubana description was based on three tiny animals about 3 mm long. (…) If the animals are juvenile then the colour pattern may be lacking elements found in fully grown individuals.(…) I would think that C. cubana, with the same colour elements as C. africana, is a synonym of that species”. However this species is actually considered valid in WoRMS. Also the last paper by Zamora-Silva et al (2017) considers this species as valid (at least in the Caribbean), so we also consider it as a valid species.

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • cubana, because it is the first species of the genus described in waters of Cuba.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Chelidonura cubana
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: Chelidonura cubana

    We have not yet published references for Iberian coasts of: Chelidonura cubana.

Abundance

    Western Mediterranean:
    Eastern Mediterranean:
    Atlantic Ocean:

More pictures

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Bibliography

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Pontes, Miquel, Manuel Ballesteros, Enric Madrenas (2012-2018) "Chelidonura cubana" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 08/02/2018, Accessed: 13/12/2018 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/tu1Cv)

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