Pseudunela espiritusanta

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Pseudunela espiritusanta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Acochlidiacea
clade Hedylopsacea[1]
Family: Pseudunelidae
Genus: Pseudunela
Species: P. espiritusanta
Binomial name
Pseudunela espiritusanta
Neusser & Schrödl, 2009[2]

Pseudunela espiritusanta is a species of sea slug, an acochlidian, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudunelidae.

Its specific name is a reference to Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu, where it was found.[2]

This species, from Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu, lives in brackish water. The other two species in the genus Pseudunela are fully marine.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schrödl M. & Neusser T. P. (2010). "Towards a phylogeny and evolution of Acochlidia (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158: 124-154. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00544.x.
  2. ^ a b c Neusser T. P. & Schrödl M. (18 August 2009) "Between Vanuatu tides: 3D anatomical reconstruction of a new brackish water acochlidian gastropod from Espiritu Santo. Zoosystema 31(3): 453-469. PDF