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Type Information

Syntype for Felimare bayeri Marcus & Marcus, 1967
Catalog Number: USNM 576271
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Slide; Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): F. Bayer
Locality: S side of Rickenbacker causeway, Florida, United States, Biscayne Bay, North Atlantic Ocean
  • Syntype: American Opisthobranch Mollusks. pg. 62, fig. 76-79.
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Syntype for Felimare bayeri Marcus & Marcus, 1967
Catalog Number: USNM 576270
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): F. Bayer
Year Collected: 1962
Locality: Virginia Key, off Sewage Beach, Florida, United States, North Atlantic Ocean
  • Syntype: American Opisthobranch Mollusks. p. 62, fig. 76-79; pl. 1, fig. 2.
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Felimare bayeri

Felimare bayeri is a species of colorful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[2] It was described by Eveline and Ernst Marcus in 1967.[1][3]

Distribution[edit]

This nudibranch is found in the Caribbean Sea[4] (Florida and Cuba[3]) and the Gulf of Mexico (Belize, Mexico, Panama[3]).

Description[edit]

Dark blue in color with a series of yellow longitudinal lines, it exhibits purple-blue rhinophores and opaque white branchial leaves marked by dark rachises.[3] The foot's posterior end is blue with black spots and yellow lines.[3] The maximum recorded length is 60 mm.[5]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 3 m.[5] Maximum recorded depth is 4 m.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marcus, Ev. & Marcus, Er. "American Opisthobranch Mollusks." Studies in Tropical Oceanography 6:1967 pp. 62-64, figs. 76-79, pl. 1, fig. 2.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Caballer, M. (2012). Felimare bayeri. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=558625 on 2012-05-11
  3. ^ a b c d e "Originally described as the only member of the new genus Felimare, it was subsequently transferred to Hypselodoris of which Felimare is a synonym." Valdés, Ángel; Hamann, Jeff; Behrens, David W.; DuPont, Anne. Caribbean Sea Slugs, Sea Challengers Natural History Books, Etc., Gig Harbor, Washington 2006, pp. 158-159. ISBN 0-9700574-2-3
  4. ^ http://www.seaslugforum.net/hypsbaye.htm
  5. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
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