William B. Rudman

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William B. Rudman (born 1944[1]), usually known as Bill Rudman,[2] is a malacologist from New Zealand and Australia.[2] In particular he studies sea slugs, opisthobranch gastropod molluscs, and has named many species of nudibranchs.

He is perhaps most widely known for his website, the Sea Slug Forum, which is affiliated with the Australian Museum. The Sea Slug Forum is a voluminous resource, which in Rudman's words: "aims to generate more interest in these fascinating animals by sharing information with a worldwide audience.".[3] Sea Slug Forum has information and numerous images of nudibranchs, bubble-snails, sea hares and other kinds of sea slugs. Unfortunately the Forum was discontinued in 2010 after 14,523 messages had been posted.[4] It is still online as a resource, but not accepting new messages.

Taxa[edit]

Species named in honour of this malacologist include:

The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) lists 186 marine species named by Rudman.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Rudman's bibliography includes:[6]

  • Rudman, W. B. 1968 "Three new species of the opisthobranch family Aglajidae from New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Zoology 10(23): 211-216.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1970 "A revision of the genus Philine in New Zealand with descriptions of two new species (Gastropoda Opisthobranchia)." Journal of the Malacological Society Australia 2(1): 23-34.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1971 "On a new genus for "Tornatina" murdochi Suter, 1913 (Retusidae, Opisthobranchia)." Journal of the Malacological Society Australia 2(2): 187-193.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1971 "The family Acteonidae (Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda) in New Zealand." Journal of the Malacological Society Australia 2(2): 205-214.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1971 "The genus Bullina (Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda) in New Zealand." Journal of the Malacological Society Australia 2(2): 195-203, plate 18.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1980 "Aeolid opisthobranch molluscs (Glaucidae) from the Indian Ocean and the south-west Pacific." Zoological journal of the Linnean Society 68(2): 139-172.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1982 "The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris quadricolor, C. lineolata and Hypselodoris nigrolineata colour groups." Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 76: 183-241.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1982 "The taxonomy and biology of further aeolidacean and arminacean nudibranch molluscs with symbiotic zooxanthellae." Zoological journal of the Linnean Society 74(2): 147-196.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1984 "The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: a review of the genera." Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 81(2): 115-273.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1985 "The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-west Pacific: Chromodoris aureomarginata, C. verrieri and C. fidelis colour groups." Zoological journal of the Linnean Society 83(3): 241-299.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1987 "The genus Trapania (Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae) in the Indo-West Pacific." Journal of molluscan studies 53(2): 189-212.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1988 "The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: the genus Ceratosoma J. E. Gray." Zoological journal of the Linnean Society 93(2): 133–185.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1990 "The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-west Pacific: further species of Glossodoris, Thorunna and the Chromodoris aureomarginata colour group." Zoological journal of the Linnean Society 100(3): 263-326.
  • Rudman, W. B. 1995 "The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: further species from New Caledonia and the Noumea romeri colour group." Molluscan research 16: 1-43.
  • Rudman, W. B. 2004 "Further species of the opisthobranch genus Okenia (Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae) from the Indo-West Pacific." Zootaxa 695: 1-70. abstract
  • Rudman, W. B. 2007 "Two new species of Okenia (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Goniodorididae) from eastern Australia and Tanzania." Zootaxa 1657: 57-67. abstract
  • Gordon D. P. & Rudman W. B. (12 June 2006). "Integripelta acanthus n. sp. (Bryozoa: Eurystomellidae) — a tropical prey species of Okenia hiroi (Nudibranchia)". Zootaxa 1229: 41-48. abstract

References[edit]

  1. ^ The natural history of Sydney on Google Books, p. 121
  2. ^ a b Coan E. V., Kabat A. R. & Petit R. E. (2009). 2,400 years of malacology, 6th ed., February 15, 2009, 830 pp. + 32 pp. [Annex of Collations]. American Malacological Society: http://www.malacological.org/publications/2400_malacology.html
  3. ^ Sea Slug Forum, accessed 4 March 2010.
  4. ^ Rudman, W.B., 2010 (Jun 3) The end of the Sea Slug Forum ?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  5. ^ WoRMS: Species named by Rudman.
  6. ^ Rudman, William B.. ZooBank, accessed 28 December 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • Loch I. (1988). W. B. Rudman – Malacological bibliography and described Taxa. Sydney: Australian Museum, 8 pp.
  • Miller A. (1998). "Shellebrities, W. B. Rudman, BSc. MSc. (Hons) PhD. DSc". Australian Shell News 101: 7. (with portrait).

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