Elysia subornata

Elysia subornata A.E. Verrill, 1901

Elysia subornata @ Key Largo, Florida (USA) by Manuel Malaquias

Taxonomy
 

Superdomain

Biota  

 

Kingdom

Animalia  

 

Phylum

Mollusca  

 

Class

Gastropoda  

 

Subclass

Heterobranchia  

 

Infraclass

Euthyneura  

 

Subterclass

Tectipleura  

 

Superorder

Sacoglossa  

 

Superfamily

Plakobranchoidea  

 

Family

Plakobranchidae  

 

Genus

Elysia  

 

Species

Elysia subornata  A. E. Verrill, 1901

 
 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 181214).
Synonyms

  • Elysia cauze Er. Marcus, 1957

Description

Biology

Etymology

  • Elysia. It is a name of Latin origin, derived from the word Elysium, which in mythology is the home of the blessed, known as the “Elysian fields”. The name Elysia also means “God’s oath” in Hebrew. Frieder Sauer comments that Elysia means heavenly.
  • Subornata. From Latin “sub”, under, until, before, up to, about, up to, up under, close to (of motion) + “Ornata”, from “ornatus”, means distinguished, honored, well equipped/endowed, richly adorned, ornate.

Distribution

Known georeferenced records of the species: Elysia subornata
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: ☆☆☆☆☆
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Month

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Elysia subornata based on our own records.

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Bibliography

    Ballesteros M, Madrenas E, Pontes M. 2024. OPK - Opistobranquis. Available from https://opistobranquis.info/.
    Carmona L, Malaquias MAE, Gosliner TM, et al. 2011. Amphi-atlantic distributions and cryptic species in sacoglossan sea slugs. Journal of Molluscan Studies 77: 401–412. https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyr036.
    Cervera JL, Calado G, Gavaia C, et al. 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.
    Coquillard P, Thibaut T, Hill DRC, et al. 2000. Simulation of the mollusc Ascoglossa Elysia subornata population dynamics: application to the potential biocontrol of Caulerpa taxifolia growth in the Mediterranean Sea. Ecological Modelling 136(2000):1-16; figs. 1-13; tbls. 1-4.
    De Freese DE. 1988. Energetics and lift histories of three ascoglossan opisthobranchs, Ascobulla ulla, Oxynoe azuropunctata, and Elysia subornata. PhD. Dissertation, FIT, 80pp.
    De la Cruz-Francisco V, Ortigosa D, González González M. 2017. Primeros registros de babosas marinas (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) del Sistema Arrecifal Tuxpan, México, con ampliaciones de ámbito de distribución. Biodiversity and Natural History (2017) Vol. 3, No. 1, 15-23.
    Frank, B. et al. 1998 2014. Elysia subornata accessed through: JaxShells.org on 2014-12-14. Available from http://www.jaxshells.org/subor.htm.
    Jiménez LM, Simões N, Yáñez-Arenas C. 2021. Where is the genus Elysia in the western Atlantic? Potential distribution, species richness and representation in marine protected areas. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 87:eyab003. https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyab003.
    Krug PJ, Vendetti JE, Valdés Á. 2016. Molecular and morphological systematics of Elysia Risso, 1818 (Heterobranchia: Sacoglossa) from the Caribbean region. Zootaxa. 4148(1): 1-137. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4148.1.1.
    Krug PJ, Vendetti JE, Valdés Á. 2016. Molecular and morphological systematics of Elysia Risso, 1818 (Heterobranchia: Sacoglossa) from the Caribbean region. Zootaxa 4148 (1).
    Long SJ. 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000. Bayside Books & Press, Tustin, CA, U.S.A. 672p.
    McDonald G. 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia. 2nd Online Edition, Annotated. 1072 pp  Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. Available from http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8115h0wz.
    Moro L, Martín Esquivel JL, Garrido Sanahuja MJ, et al. 2003. Lista de especies marinas de Canarias (algas, hongos, plantas y animales). Consejería de Política Territorial y Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Canarias. 248 p.
    Ortea J, L. Moro MC, Bacallado JJ. 2003. Resultados Científicos del proyecto “Macaronesia 2000” Chinijo-2002: Moluscos Opistobranquios. Revista de la Academia Canaria de Ciencias 14 (3-4): 165-180.
    Rolán E. 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, Germany.
    Rudman W.B. et al. 1998 2010. Elysia subornata accessed through: Sea Slug Forum on 2014-12-14. Available from http://seaslugforum.net/showall/elyssubo.
    Thibaut T, Meinesz A, Amade P, et al. 2001. Elysia subornata (Mollusca) a potential control agent of the alga Caulerpa taxifolia (Chlorophyta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 81(3):497-504.
    Valdés A, Hamann J, Behrens DW, et al. 2006. Caribbean sea slugs: a field guide to the opisthobranch mollusks from the tropical northwestern Atlantic. Washington: Sea Challengers Natural History Books. 289 pp.
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    WoRMS Editorial Board. 2023. World Register of Marine Species. WoRMS. Available from http://www.marinespecies.org.

    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.

Further reading

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Ballesteros, M., Madrenas, E. & Pontes, M. (2023) "Elysia subornata" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 22/02/2015. Accessed: 22/04/2024. Available at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/?p=18493)

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