Berthellina citrina

Berthellina citrina (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Berthellina citrina 15mm @ Mistra Bay, Malta 1m depth 19-09-1992 by Carmel Sammut by Carmel Sammut

Taxonomy:
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Ringipleura  

 

Order

Pleurobranchomorpha  

 

Superfamily

Pleurobranchoidea  

 

Family

Pleurobranchidae  

 

Genus

Berthellina  

 

Species

Berthellina citrina  (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 140815).
Synonyms

  • Pleurobranchus citrinus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828 (original)
  • Pleurobranchus punctatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Berthellina. Probably dedicated to Sabin Berthelot (1794-1880), a French naturalyst who enrolled the Navy and participated in the Napoleonic wars. He lived part of his life at the Canary islands, in his post as French consul in Tenerife. The abbreviation “Berth” is used to indicate Sabin Berthelot as an authority in the scientific botanical description and classification. He wrote the “Historia Natural de Canarias” and directed the Botanical Garden of Puerto de la Cruz.
  • Citrina. From Latin “citrus”, lemon tree, because of the yellow animal’s body.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Berthellina citrina
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: Berthellina citrina

    We have not yet published references for Iberian coasts of: Berthellina citrina.

Abundance

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

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Bibliography

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2018) "Berthellina citrina" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 11/09/2014, Accessed: 22/02/2018 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/b1KQX)

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