Atagema gibba

Atagema gibba  Pruvot-Fol, 1951

Atagema gibba First British record, Porthkerris, Cornwall. 24.11.1973 by Bernard Picton

Taxonomy
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Ringipleura  

 

Superorder

Nudipleura  

 

Order

Nudibranchia  

 

Suborder

Doridina  

 

Infraorder

Doridoidei  

 

Superfamily

Doridoidea  

 

Family

Discodorididae  

 

Genus

Atagema  

 

Species

Atagema gibba  Pruvot-Fol, 1951

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 138764).
Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Gibba. From Latin, hunch, because of the protuberance that runs along its dorsum and that differentiates it from other species. Colloquially it is called a “dromedary sea slug”.

Distribution
There are very few reports of this species since its description in 1951: two in the England’s South West, one in the western Mediterranean (Sea Slug Forum), two specimens in the island of Sálvora (Ria de Arosa, Galicia, Spain) and numerous specimens in the island Rúa (Ria de Arosa, Galicia, Spain) in what looks like a stable population in the area (GEMM).

Known georeferenced records of the species: Atagema gibba
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: Atagema gibba

    General: Brown & Picton, 1979:17; Gosliner, 1987b:63[P]; Nordsieck, 1972:60; Picton & Morrow, 1994:84[P]; Pruvot-Fol, 1954b:239; Thompson, 1988:228; Thompson & Brown, 1974:233; 1976:131; 1984:85[P]

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

Abundance

    Western Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Eastern Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Atlantic Ocean:1 out of 5 stars
Month

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Atagema gibba based on our own records.

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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2019) "Atagema gibba" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 18/09/2014, Accessed: 15/10/2019 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/wpPz3)

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