Anteaeolidiella lurana (Marcus & Marcus, 1967)
Anteaeolidiella lurana (Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1967)
|Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)|
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 730437).
- Aeolidiella lurana Marcus & Marcus, 1967 (original)
It can reach up to 12 mm in total length. Body is translucent white with orange markings and lines on the head, back and sides of the body. The two orange lines on the back join at intervals, leaving opaque white areas similar to diamonds. Oral tentacles and rhinophores are orange with a whitish distal end. The rhinophores are smooth. Numerous cerata (up to 20 rows) cover all the back of the animal from just behind the rhinophores to the tail, the different groups are so packed they cannot be differentiated easily. The cerata are narrow in the base and thickened in their middle zone; the digestive gland inside is orange, the apex is white and there is usually a whitish subapical band.
Very little is known about the biology of this species. In the Mediterranean it has been found on anemones of the genus Sagartia. The spawn is a semi-transparent cord with white eggs wound forming a coil of about 2 turns.
- Anteaeolidiella. From “ante”, anterior, before + Aeolidiella.
- Aeolidiella. From god “Eolus”, because of the winged projections of his body.
It is an amphiatlantic species that after its description on the coast of Brazil has been mentioned (under various specific names) in the Caribbean, the Bermuda, the Canary Islands, the Iberian Peninsula, the Mediterranean Sea and Australia. In Spain it has been reported only from the Valencia harbour and in Catalonia, where it has recently been located in the outer lagoon of the harbour of Sant Carles de la Ràpita (Tarragona). This species that has been reported under the names of: Aeolidiella takanosimensis, A. indica, A. stephaniae and Anteaeolidiella foulisi. Carmona et al. (2014) clarified the differences between the species of the genus Anteaeolidiella by using molecular and morphological analysis.
| : OBIS|
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
| : OPK|
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions
Dondice banyulensis has an orange coloured body with white lines, but without diamond shaped marks. Rhinophores are long and thin.
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