Pleurobranchus forskalii

Pleurobranchus forskalii (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Pleurobranchus forskalii (www.nudibranch.org) by Jim Anderson

Taxonomy:
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Ringipleura  

 

Order

Pleurobranchomorpha  

 

Superfamily

Pleurobranchoidea  

 

Family

Pleurobranchidae  

 

Genus

Pleurobranchus  

 

Species

Pleurobranchus forskalii  Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 140819).
Synonyms

  • Oscanius semperi Vayssière, 1897
  • Pleurobranchus forskali  [sic] (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828)
  • Pleurobranchus perrieri  Vayssière, 1897

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Forskalii. Dedicated to Dr. Petter Forsskål (1732-1763), Finnish-Swedish disciple of Linnaeus; participated in a Danish collecting expedition to Egypt and Arabia Felix (Yemen) in 1761-67, where he died of malaria. He was highly esteemed by Linnaeus.

Distribution
This is a lessepsian species which is invading the Eastern Mediterranean, a zone where the observer can find two Pleurobranchus species already present in the Red Sea: Pleurobranchus grandis and Pleurobranchus forskalii. This species has not yet reached the Western Mediterranean coasts, but there are frequent sighting reports from Israel.

Known georeferenced records of the species: Pleurobranchus forskalii
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 Pleurobranchus forskalii based on our own records.

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Bibliography

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2018) "Pleurobranchus forskalii" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 15/05/2012, Accessed: 18/02/2018 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/8Idcm)

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