Chelidonura

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Chelidonura
Chelidonura varians.JPG
Chelidonura varians
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Heterobranchia
Clade: Euthyneura
Clade: Euopisthobranchia
Order: Cephalaspidea
Family: Aglajidae
Genus: Chelidonura
A. Adams, 1850
Type species
Bulla hirundinina Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
Species

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Chelidonura is a genus of small, sometimes colorful, sea slugs. These are headshield slugs or cephalaspideans, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Aglajidae.[1]

The two rather long "tails" at the end of the animal are characteristic of the genus.

Species[edit]

Species with the genus Chelidonura include:[2]

Species brought into synonymy 
  • Chelidonura aureopunctata Rudman, 1968: synonym of Philinopsis taronga (Allan, 1933)
  • Chelidonura babai Gosliner, 1988: synonym of Chelidonura sandrana Rudman, 1973
  • Chelidonura conformata Burn, 1966: synonym of Biuve fulvipunctata (Baba, 1938)
  • Chelidonura italica Sordi, 1980: synonym of Camachoaglaja africana (Pruvot-Fol, 1953)
  • Chelidonura larramendii Ortea, Espinosa & Moro, 2009: synonym of Camachoaglaja larramendii (Ortea, Espinosa & Moro, 2009)
  • Chelidonura mediterranea Swennen, 1961: synonym of Biuve fulvipunctata (Baba, 1938)
  • Chelidonura nyanyana Edmunds, 1968: synonym of Navanax orbignyanus (Rochebrune, 1881)
  • Chelidonura petra Ev. Marcus, 1976: synonym of Spinoaglaja petra (Ev. Marcus, 1976)
  • Chelidonura philinopsis Eliot, 1903:[8] synonym of Chelidonura hirundinina (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
  • Chelidonura sabadiega Ortea, Moro & Espinosa, 1997: synonym of Mannesia sabadiega (Ortea, Moro & Espinosa, 1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2010). Chelidonura A. Adams, 1850. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137638 on 16 June 2012
  2. ^ Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  3. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Chelidonura livida; accessed : 7 February 2011
  4. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Chelidonura orchidaea; accessed : 7 February 2011
  5. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Chelidonura pallida; accessed : 7 February 2011
  6. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Chelidonura sandrana; accessed : 7 February 2011
  7. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Chelidonura varians; accessed : 7 February 2011
  8. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Chelidonura philinopsis; accessed : 7 February 2011
  • 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

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