Trapania hispalensis

Trapania hispalensis Cervera & Garcia-Gómez, 1989

Trapania hispalensis by João Pedro Silva

Taxonomy
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Ringipleura  

 

Superorder

Nudipleura  

 

Order

Nudibranchia  

 

Suborder

Doridina  

 

Infraorder

Doridoidei  

 

Superfamily

Onchidoridoidea  

 

Family

Goniodorididae  

 

Genus

Trapania  

 

Species

Trapania hispalensis  Cervera & Garcia-Gomez, 1989

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 140042).
Taxonomic note: It is virtually impossible to visually distinguish specimens of Trapania hispalensis from Trapania tartanella, despite a radular analysis allows to differentiate them perfectly, according to the scheme published at Bill Rudman’s Sea Slug Forum and that we reproduce here:

Radular comparative T.hispalensis (A) and T.tartanella (B)

Radular comparative T.hispalensis (A) and T.tartanella (B)
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (Sep 20). Comment on Re: Trapania tartanella and T. hispalensis by Juan Lucas Cervera. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from Sea Slug Forum

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Trapania. Bernard Picton considers that this word derives from Greek “Drepane” meaning “sickle” or “reaping hook”, presumably referred to the appendixes located in the base of rhinophores and gills in the genus Trapania.
  • Hispalensis, from “Hispalis”, the name of the city of Seville in Roman times, which in turn is the Latinization of “Spal” or “Ispal”, the name of the Turdetani (successors to the people of Tartessos) village on which the Romans settled.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Trapania hispalensis
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: Trapania hispalensis

    Galicia: Martínez et al. (1990). Gibraltar: Cervera and García-Gómez (1989a), García-Gómez et al. (1989), Templado et al. (1993a). Andalucía (Med.): Templado et al. (1993b, as T. cf. hispalensis), Sánchez Tocino, Ocaña and García (2000a), Ocaña et al. (2000).

    General: Perrone, 1990b:23

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

Abundance

    Western Mediterranean:
    Eastern Mediterranean:
    Atlantic Ocean:

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2018) "Trapania hispalensis" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 14/10/2013, Accessed: 25/06/2018 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/1hCxC)

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