Berthelinia pseudochloris

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Berthelinia pseudochloris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

Informal group Opisthobranchia
clade Sacoglossa
clade Oxynoacea

Superfamily: Oxynooidea
Family: Juliidae
Genus: Berthelinia
Species: B. pseudochloris
Binomial name
Berthelinia pseudochloris
Kay, 1964

Berthelinia pseudochloris is a species of a sea snail with a shell comprising two separate hinged pieces or valves. It is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Juliidae. [1]

Distribution[edit]

The type locality for this species is Kauai, Hawaii.[2]

Berthelinia pseudochloris is found in Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the French Frigate Shoals.[3]

Description[edit]

This species reaches a maximum size of 6 mm. It has a wide, transparent yellow-white shell that has a curved dorsal margin. The animal itself is green in colour with white flecks.[3]

Ecology[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2012). Berthelinia pseudochloris Kay, 1964. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=492593 on 2012-03-09
  2. ^ Jensen K. R. (November 2007). "Biogeography of the Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia)". Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55(2006)(3-4): 255–281.
  3. ^ a b http://seaslugsofhawaii.com/species/Berthelinia-pseudochloris-a.html