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Felimare bilineata

Felimare bilineata is a species of colourful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[3][2]

Subspecies
  • Felimare bilineata bilineata (Pruvot-Fol, 1953)
  • Felimare bilineata senegalensis (Ortea, Valdés & García-Gómez, 1996)
  • Felimare bilineata viridis (Ortea, Valdés & García-Gómez, 1996)

Distribution[edit]

This nudibranch is known from the Eastern Atlantic Ocean (from Portugal to Ghana) and the Western Mediterranean.[3]


Description[edit]

Felimare bilineata has a blue body with an orange-lined mantle. The upper dorsum and body have one or two orange longitudinal lines running down the length of the animal.The gills and rhinophores are black, edged with orange. This species can reach a total length of at least 40 mm.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pruvot-Fol, A. (1953) Etude de quelques opisthobranches de la cote Atlantique du Maroc et du Senegal. Travaux de l'Institute Scientifique Cherifien, Zoologie, 5: 1-105. (Pls. 1-3)
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Felimare bilineata. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597516 on 2012-05-11
  3. ^ a b c Rudman, W.B., 2003 (May 4) Hypselodoris bilineata (Pruvot-Fol, 1953). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  • Ortea, J., Valdés, A. & and García-Gómez, J.C. (1996) Revisión de las especies atlánticas de la familia Chromodorididae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) de grupo cromático azul. (Review of the Atlantic species of the family Chromodorididae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) of the blue chromatic group.) Avicennia, 1996, Suppl. 1: 1-165.
  • 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
  • Debelius, H. & Kuiter, R.H. (2007) Nudibranchs of the world. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, 360 pp. ISBN 978-3-939767-06-0 page(s): 112
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.
  • Johnson R.F. & Gosliner T.M. (2012) Traditional taxonomic groupings mask evolutionary history: A molecular phylogeny and new classification of the chromodorid nudibranchs. PLoS ONE 7(4): e33479
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