Palio nothus

Palio nothus (Johnston, 1838)

Palio nothus @ Loch Sween, Scotland 20160206 by Matt Barnes

Taxonomy
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Euctenidiacea  Tardy, 1970
Infraorder: Doridacea  Thiele, 1931
Superfamily: Polyceroidea  Alder & Hancock, 1845
Family: Polyceridae  Alder & Hancock, 1845
Subfamily: Polycerinae  Alder & Hancock, 1845
Genus: Palio  J.E. Gray, 1857
Species: Palio nothus (Johnston, 1838) [Triopa]

Synonyms

  • Polycera nothus (Johnston, 1838)
  • Polycera ocellata Alder & Hancock, 1842 
  • Triopa nothus Johnston, 1838 (original)

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Nothus. From Latin “nothus”, cross-bred, mixed, mongrel, false, spurious, illegitimate (known father).

Distribution
Basically an Atlantic species, Palio nothus has very few citations in the Mediterranean. The first cite for the Mediterranean corresponds to (Alen Petani, 2011) on the island of Vir, Croatia. Enric Madrenas’ finding in the Cap de Creus in 2015 we believe is the first cite for the Western Mediterranean.

Known georeferenced records of the species: Palio nothus
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

Abundance

    Western Mediterranean:
    Eastern Mediterranean:
    Atlantic Ocean:
This chart displays the observation probability for Palio nothus based on our own records.

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Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2018) "Palio nothus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 20/10/2014, Accessed: 18/01/2018 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/dIWPO)

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