Felimare picta

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Felimare picta
Hypselodoris picta on SS Rosslyn, 300412.JPG
Felimare picta at a depth of 17 meters
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Felimare
Rudman, 1987
Species: F. picta
Binomial name
Felimare picta
(Schultz in Philippi, 1836)[1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Chromodoris cantrainii Bergh, 1879
  • Chromodoris elegans (Cantraine, 1835)
  • Chromodoris valenciennesi (Cantraine, 1841)
  • Doris calcarae Verany, 1846
  • Doris elegans Cantraine, 1835 (invalid: junior homonym of Doris elegans Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)
  • Doris nardi Verany, 1846
  • Doris picta Schultz in Philippi, 1836 (basionym) [1]
  • Doris scacchi Delle Chiaje, 1841
  • Doris valenciennesi Cantraine, 1841
  • Glossodoris edenticulata White, 1952
  • Glossodoris picta (Schultz in Philippi, 1836)
  • Glossodoris valenciennesi (Cantraine, 1841)
  • Glossodoris webbi (d'Orbigny, 1839)
  • Goniodoris elegans (Cantraine, 1835)
  • Hypselodoris edenticulata (White, 1952)
  • Hypselodoris elegans (Cantraine, 1835)
  • Hypselodoris picta (Schultz in Philippi, 1836)
  • Hypselodoris tema Edmunds, 1981
  • Hypselodoris valenciennesi (Cantraine, 1841)
  • Hypselodoris webbi (d'Orbigny, 1839)
  • Polycera webbi d'Orbigny, 1839

Felimare picta is a species of colorful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

The subspecies of Felimare picta have yet to be renamed:

  • Felimare (Hypselodoris) picta lajensis Troncoso, Garcia & Urgorri, 1998[3]
  • Felimare (Hypselodoris) picta picta (Schultz in Philippi, 1836)
  • Felimare (Hypselodoris) picta tema (Edmunds, 1981)
  • Felimare (Hypselodoris) picta verdensis Ortea, Valdés & García-Gómez, 1966[3]
  • Felimare (Hypselodoris) webbi (d'Orbigny, 1839)
  • Felimare (Hypselodoris) azorica Ortea, Valdés & García-Gómez, 1996 has become a synonym of Felimare azorica (Ortea, Valdés & García-Gómez, 1996)
A close up of the gills of Felimare picta

Distribution[edit]

Felimare picta lives in rocky seabeds throughout the Mediterranean Sea (Greece), European waters (Spain, Portugal), the Eastern North Atlantic Ocean (Azores) and the Gulf of Mexico.[4]

Type locality of Felimare picta is Palermo, Sicily.[1]

Description[edit]

This nudibranch grows to about 20 cm (8 inches) long and feeds on various sponges.[4]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[5] Maximum recorded depth is 55 m.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Philippi R. A. (1836). Enumeratio molluscorum Siciliae cum viventium tum in tellure tertiaria fossilium, quae in itinere suo observavit. Vol. 1. Schropp, Berlin [Berolini] xiv + 267 p., pl. 1-12. page 105.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Felimare picta. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597522 on 2012-05-14
  3. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2009). Hypselodoris picta (Schultz in Philippi, 1836). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2009) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139154 on 2010-09-11
  4. ^ a b Wright, M.; Sparrow, Giles (2003). Expert Guide: Marine Life From Tropical Reef Fist to Mighty Sharks. Brown Books Ltd. p. 68. ISBN 1-897884-90-7. 
  5. ^ a b Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
  • Ortea, J., Valdés, A. & and García-Gómez, J.C. (1996) 'Revisión de las especies atlánticas de la familia Chromodorididae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) de grupo cromático azul. [Review of the Atlantic species of the family Chromodorididae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) of the blue chromatic group.]' Avicennia, 1996, Suppl. 1: 1-165.
  • Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp. page(s): 127
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Debelius, H. & Kuiter, R.H. (2007) Nudibranchs of the world. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, 360 pp. ISBN 978-3-939767-06-0 page(s): 113
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.
  • Johnson R.F. & Gosliner T.M. (2012) Traditional taxonomic groupings mask evolutionary history: A molecular phylogeny and new classification of the chromodorid nudibranchs. PLoS ONE 7(4): e33479

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