Limacina helicina

Limacina helicina (Phipps, 1774)

Limacina helicina by Alexander Semenov

Taxonomy
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Tectipleura  

 

Order

Pteropoda  

 

Suborder

Euthecosomata  

 

Superfamily

Limacinoidea  

 

Family

Limacinidae  

 

Genus

Limacina  

 

Species

Limacina helicina  (Phipps, 1774)

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 140223).
Synonyms

  • Argonauta arctica Fabricius O., 1780
  • Clio helicina Phipps, 1774 (original)
  • Limacina helicialis Lamarck, 1819
  • Spiratella helicina (Phipps, 1774)
  • Spiratella limacina de Blainville, 1824
  • Spiratella planospira Rehder, 1942

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Limacina, diminutive of Latin “limacia”, from Latin “limax”, slimy, viscous.
  • Helicina, diminutive of Latin “helica”, from Greek “helyx”, helical, spiral.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Limacina helicina
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: Limacina helicina

Abundance

    Western Mediterranean:
    Eastern Mediterranean:
    Atlantic Ocean:

Video

Limacina helicina swimming

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Bibliography

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2018) "Limacina helicina" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 16/10/2014, Accessed: 19/08/2018 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/0m53E)

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