Pleurobranchus reticulatus

Pleurobranchus reticulatus  Rang, 1832

Pleurobranchus reticulatus by Peter Wirtz

Taxonomy
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Ringipleura  

 

Superorder

Nudipleura  

 

Order

Pleurobranchida  

 

Superfamily

Pleurobranchoidea  

 

Family

Pleurobranchidae  

 

Genus

Pleurobranchus  

 

Species

Pleurobranchus reticulatus  Rang, 1832

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 849350).
Taxonomic note: The name Pleurobranchus garciagomezi  Cervera, Cattaneo & Edmunds, 1996 was applied to the specimens, endemic to Cape Verde, that match in the chromatic pattern of the holotype of this species. Pleurobranchus wirtzi   Ortea, Moro & Caballer, 2014, was described to include the rest of the specimens from other islands in the Macaronesia, so far identified in the literature as P. garciagomezi.  (Ortea et al. 2014). However, a later work by Goodheart J. et al. (2015) reclassified those species as Pleurobranchus reticulatus  Rang, 1832 while keeping P.garciagomezi as a dubious synonym, and P.wirtzi as a probable synonym.

Synonyms

  • Pleurobranchus garciagomezi Cervera, Cattaneo-Vietti & Edmunds, 1996 (dubious)
  • Pleurobranchus wirtzi Ortea, Moro & Caballer, 2014 (probable)

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Pleurobranchus. From Greek Pleuron, “side” + Bragchia, “gill”.
  • Reticulatus. From the Latin “reticulatus” as a network, lattice.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Pleurobranchus reticulatus
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:0 out of 5 stars
    Eastern Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Atlantic Ocean:0 out of 5 stars
Month

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Pleurobranchus reticulatus based on our own records.

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Bibliography

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    Cervera, J. L., R. Cattaneo-Vietti, and M. Edmunds. 1996. A new species of notaspidean of the genus Pleurobranchus Cuvier, 1804 (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) from the Cape Verde Archipelago. Bulletin of Marine Science. 59: 150–157.
    Cervera, J. L., G. Calado, C. Gavaia, M. A. E. Malaquías, J. Templado, M. Ballesteros, J. C. García-Gómez, and C. Megina. 2004. An annotated and updated checklist of the opisthobranchs (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Spain and Portugal (including islands and archipelagos). Boletín Instituto Español de Oceanografía, 20 (1-4): 1-111. L.
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    Goodheart, J., Y. Camacho García, V. Padula, M. Schrödl, J. L. Cervera, T. M. Gosliner, and A. Valdes. 2015. Systematics and biogeography of Pleurobranchus Cuvier, 1804, sea slugs (Heterobranchia: Nudipleura: Pleurobranchidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 174: 322-362.
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    Bibliography based on the works by Steve Long, 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000 and Gary McDonald, 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia, with later updates from other resources.

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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2019) "Pleurobranchus reticulatus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 01/01/2015, Accessed: 24/07/2019 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/xNJvZ)

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