Favorinus blianus

Favorinus blianus Lemche & Thompson, 1974

Favorinus blianus moullieres 21/06/2008 by Jean Michel Crouzet










































Favorinus blianus  Lemche & T. E. Thompson, 1974

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 139939).



  • Favorinus. Possibly dedicated to the gallo-roman phylosopher Favorinus de Arles (80-160) sophyst, enemy of the stoicism; only fragments of his work are known.
  • Blianus. After Blia Rock, near Bergen, Norway.


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

References for the species: Favorinus blianus

    Galicia: Ortea and Urgorri (1981), Urgorri and Besteiro (1983). Portugal: Gavaia et al. (2004).

    General: Brown & Picton, 1979:22; Hayward, Wigham, & Yonow, 1990:722; Hunnam & Brown, 1975:152; Just & Edmunds, 1985:136[P]; Ortea & Urgorri, 1981:58; Picton & Morrow, 1994:126[P]; Thompson, 1976a:[P]; 1988:324[P]; Thompson & Brown, 1976:156; 1984:154[P]

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


    Western Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Eastern Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Atlantic Ocean:0 out of 5 stars

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Favorinus blianus based on our own records.

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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2021) "Favorinus blianus" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 18/09/2014. Accessed: 24/01/2021. Available at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/Qnj6t)

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