Melibe viridis

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Melibe viridis
Melibe mirifica.jpg
Melibe viridis, anterior end at the front with the large rounded oral hood
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
clade Dendronotida
Superfamily: Tritonioidea
Family: Tethydidae
Genus: Melibe
Species: M. viridis
Binomial name
Melibe viridis
(Kelaart, 1858)
Synonyms[3]
  • Melibe fimbriata Alder & Hancock, 1864
  • Melibe rangi Bergh, 1875
  • Melibe vexillifera Bergh, 1880
  • Propomelibe mirifica Allan, 1932[1]
  • Melibe mirifica (Allan, 1932)
  •  ? Melibe japonica Eliot, 1913[2]

Melibe viridis is a species of sea slug, a nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tethydidae.[4]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, off Mozambique and off Indonesia.

Description[edit]

The body reaches a length of 140 mm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allan J. K. (1932). "A new genus and species of sea-slug, and two new species of sea-hares from Australia". Records of the Australian Museum 18(6): 314-320.
  2. ^ Eliot C. N. E. (1913). "Japanese nudibranchs". Journal of the College of Science, Tokyo Imp. University, 35: 1-47. Plates 1-2.
  3. ^ Gosliner T. M. & Smith V. G. (2003). "Systematic review and phylogenetic analysis of the nudibranch genus Melibe (Opistobranchia: Dendronotacea) with descriptions of three new species". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 54: 302-355. PDF.
  4. ^ Gofas, S. (2012). Melibe viridis (Kelaart, 1858). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=181237 on 2012-10-12

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