Sarasinula plebeia

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Sarasinula plebeia
Sarasinula plebeia.jpg
A live individual of Sarasinula plebeia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Systellommatophora

Superfamily: Veronicelloidea
Family: Veronicellidae
Genus: Sarasinula
Species: S. plebeia
Binomial name
Sarasinula plebeia
(P. Fischer, 1868)[1]
Synonyms[2] [3]
  • Angustipes dubia
  • Angustipes dubius
  • Angustipes plebeius
  • Imerimia plebeja
  • Sarasinula dubia (Semper)
  • Sarasinula lemei Thomé, 1967
  • Sarasinula plebeja Grimpe & Hoffman, 1925
  • Vaginula behni Semper, 1885
  • Vaginula dubia
  • Vaginula moerchi
  • Vaginula plebeja Fischer, 1868
  • Vaginula plebeius
  • Vaginulus dubius
  • Vaginulus plebeius Fischer, 1868
  • Vernicella plebeius
  • Viginula dubia
  • Viginula moerchi

Sarasinula plebeia, commonly called the bean slug or the Caribbean leatherleaf slug, is a species of air-breathing land slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Veronicellidae, the leatherleaf slugs.

As of November 2012, some websites and databases (including the ITIS entry) have a species listed as "Sarasomia plebeia" by the same author.

Distribution[edit]

Sarasinula plebeia was originally discovered and described under name Vaginulus plebeius by French zoologist Paul Henri Fischer from New Caledonia in 1868.[1] The type locality is New Caledonia.[1]

The distribution of Sarasinula plebeia includes:

It was also introduced to Australasia and some Pacific island groups:[5]

This species is already established in the USA, and is considered to represent a potentially serious threat as a pest, an invasive species which could negatively affect agriculture, natural ecosystems, human health or commerce. Therefore it has been suggested that this species be given top national quarantine significance in the USA.[12]

Ecology[edit]

Parasites of Sarasinula plebeia include:

As a pest[edit]

In Central America, this species is a serious pest of agriculture.[5]

Genetics[edit]

Although the species is economically important, only partial sequences of 28S ribosomal RNA gene of Sarasinula plebeia were published by Dayrat et al. (2001)[14] up to April 2010.

References[edit]

This article incorporates CC-BY-3.0 text from the reference.[5]

  1. ^ a b c Fischer, P. (1868). Crosse, H.; Fischer, P., eds. "Diagnoses de deux Limaciens de la Nouvelle Calédonie". Journal de Conchyliologie (in French) (Paris) 16: 145–146. ISSN 0021-7719. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Naranjo-Garcia E., Thome J. W. & Castillejo J. (2007). "A review of the Veronicellidae from Mexico. (Gastropoda: Soleolifera). Revision de los Veronicellidae de Mexico (Gastropoda: Soleolifera)". Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 78: 41–50. 
  3. ^ Terrestrial Mollusc Tool: Sarasinula
  4. ^ Maceira D. F. (2003). "Las especies de la familia Veronicellidae (Mollusca, Soleolifera) en Cuba". Revista de Biología Tropical 51(3): 453-461. PDF.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Robinson D. G., Hovestadt A., Fields A. & Breure A. S. H. (July 2009). "The land Mollusca of Dominica (Lesser Antilles), with notes on some enigmatic or rare species". Zoologische Mededelingen 83 http://www.zoologischemededelingen.nl/83/nr03/a13
  6. ^ a b c d e f Forcart L. (1973). "Notes on Veronicellidae and Athoracophoridae in Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago". The Nautilus 87(1): 25-27.
  7. ^ Naranjo-García E., Thomé J. W. & Castillejo J. (2007). "A review of the Veronicellidae from Mexico (Gastropoda: Soleolifera). Revisión de los Veronicellidae de México (Gastropoda: Soleolifera)". Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 78: 41-50."
  8. ^ (Spanish) Barrientos Z. (2003). "Lista de especies de moluscos terrestres (Archaeogastropoda, Mesogastropoda, Archaeopulmonata, Stylommatophora, Soleolifera) informadas para Costa Rica". Rev. Biol. Trop. 51(Suppl. 3): 293-304. PDF
  9. ^ Agudo-Padrón A. I. (14 May 2009). "Recent Terrestrial and Freshwater Molluscs of Rio Grande do Sul State, RS, Southern Brazil Region: A Comprehensive Synthesis and Check List". Visaya April 2009: 1-13. PDF.
  10. ^ Fernández de V, J. 1992: Contribución al conocimiento de las babosas y sietecueros (Mollusca: Gastropoda) Revista de la Facultad de Agronomía Maracay. 12(3-4):374-387.
  11. ^ Forcart L. (1969). "Veronicellid land slugs from the New Hebrides from the New hebrides, with description of Semperula solemi, new species". Fieldiana 51(12): 147-156.
  12. ^ Cowie R. H., Dillon R. T., Robinson D. G. & Smith J. W. (2009). "Alien non-marine snails and slugs of priority quarantine importance in the United States: A preliminary risk assessment". American Malacological Bulletin 27: 113-132. PDF.
  13. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20071214020100/http://homepage.sunrise.ch/mysunrise/choegger/Slugs/Antagonists.html
  14. ^ Dayrat, B.; Tillier, A.; Lecointre, G.; Tillier, S. (2001). "New Clades of Euthyneuran Gastropods (Mollusca) from 28S rRNA Sequences". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 19 (2): 225–235. doi:10.1006/mpev.2001.0926. PMID 11341805.  edit

Further reading[edit]

  • Thomé J. W. (1975). "Os gêneros da familia Veronicellidae nas Américas (Mollusca; Gastropoda)". Iheringia Zoologia 48: 3-56.
  • Rueda, A. A.; Slansky, F.; Wheeler, G. S. (1991). "Compensatory feeding response of the slug Sarasinula plebeia to dietary dilution". Oecologia 88 (2): 181. doi:10.1007/BF00320809.  edit
  • Rueda A., Caballero R., Kaminsky R. & Andrews K. L. (2002) "Vaginulidae in Central America, with emphasis on the bean slug Sarasinula plebeia (Fischer)". In: Barker G. M. (ed.). Molluscs as crop pests. CABI Publishing.

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