Aplysiopsis formosa

Aplysiopsis formosa Pruvot-Fol, 1953

Aplysiopsis formosa 15mm @ Blairgowrie Pier, Australia 3.5m 14-04-2016 by PT Hirschfield

Taxonomy
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Tectipleura  

 

Superorder

Sacoglossa  

 

Superfamily

Plakobranchoidea  

 

Family

Hermaeidae  

 

Genus

Aplysiopsis  

 

Species

Aplysiopsis formosa  Pruvot-Fol, 1953

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 140088).
Synonyms

  • Aplysiopsis zebra K. B. Clark, 1982

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Aplysiopsis. From Greek “aplysia” dirty, sponge + “opsis”, looks like. That looks like dirty.
  • Formosa. From Latin “formosus”, beautiful, of beautiful shape.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Aplysiopsis formosa
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: Aplysiopsis formosa

    Andalucía (Atl.): Cervera (unpubl. data). Canarias: Ortea, Bacallado and Pérez Sánchez (1990), Ortea et al. (1998, 2001), Moro et al. (2003), Wirtz and Debelius (2003). Azores: Jensen (1995), Wirtz (1998), Ortea et al. (1998), Ávila (2000), Malaquias (2001), Wirtz and Debelius (2003).

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007 & 2016, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.

Abundance

    Western Mediterranean:
    Eastern Mediterranean:
    Atlantic Ocean:

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2012-2018) "Aplysiopsis formosa" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 21/02/2015, Accessed: 14/11/2018 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/L4NX5)

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