Felimare zebra

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Felimare zebra
Hypselodoris zebra 001.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Felimare
Species: F. zebra
Binomial name
Felimare zebra
(Heilprin, 1889)
Synonyms[1]
  • Chromodoris zebra Heilprin, 1889 (basionym)
  • Doris scacchii Chiaje, S. delle, 1830, "1822"
  • Glossodoris zebra Heilprin, A., 1888
  • Hypselodoris zebra (Heilprin, 1889)

Felimare zebra, common name the zebra doris, is a colourful species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This nudibranch is known only from Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean.

Description[edit]

Felimare zebra is a rather large nudibranch. It has a black body with longitudinal orange lines running along the body and dorsum. Its mantle edge is usually white, sometimes dotted with black spots. The gills are a translucent colour outlined in black, and its rhinophores are completely black. There is some colour variation in this species.

This species can reach a total length of at least 180 mm.

The maximum recorded length is 115 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 1 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 18 m.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Felimare zebra. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597538 on 2012-05-14
  2. ^ a b c 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.

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