Philinopsis

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Philinopsis
Philinopsis sp. Aglajid.jpg
A live individual of Philinopsis sp. in situ, head end towards the right
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Euopisthobranchia
clade Cephalaspidea

Superfamily: Philinoidea
Family: Aglajidae
Genus: Philinopsis
Pease, 1860
Species

See text

Synonyms
  • Acera Lamarck, 1822
  • Eidothea Risso, 1826 (nomen oblitum)
  • Spinoaglaja Ortea, Moro & Espinosa, 2007

Philiopsis is a genus of often colorful, medium-sized sea slugs, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks. These are not nudibranchs; instead they are headshield slugs, in the clade Cephalaspidea.[1]

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Philinopsis include:[1][2][3]

Species brought into synonymy
  • Philinopsis cyanea (Martens, 1879): synonym of Philinopsis speciosa Pease, 1860
  • Philinopsis nigra Pease, 1860: synonym of Philinopsis pilsbryi (Eliot, 1900)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2011). Philinopsis Pease, 1860. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137640 on 17 July 2012
  2. ^ Sea Slug Forum
  3. ^ Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  4. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Philinopsis gardineri; accessed : 7 February 2011
  5. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Philinopsis gigliolii; accessed : 7 February 2011
  6. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Philinopsis pilsbryi; accessed : 7 February 2011
  7. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Philinopsis troubridgensis; accessed : 7 February 2011
  8. ^ The Sea Slug Forum : Philinopsis virgo; accessed : 7 February 2011
  • Pease, W.H. (1860) Descriptions of new species of Mollusca from the Sandwich Islands (Part II). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1860, 141–148.
  • 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
  • Ortea, Moro & Espinosa (2007). Revista Academia Canar. Cienc. XVIII (4) : 33-52
  • Gosliner T.M. (2011) Six new species of aglajid opisthobranch mollusks from the tropical Indo-Pacific. Zootaxa 2751: 1–24. page 7

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