Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Hypselodoris acriba Marcus & Marcus, 1967
Catalog Number: USNM 576290
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol); Slide
Collector(s): R. Work
Locality: Los Roques Ids., Dos Mesquises, S end of southern id., Venezuela, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
  • Syntype: American Opisthobranch Mollusks. pg. 60, fig. 72-75.
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Felimare acriba

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

Distribution[edit]

This nudibranch is known only from the Caribbean.

Description[edit]

Felimare acriba has a blue body which is covered in a yellow-gold flecked pattern with black spots. The rhinophores are purple-blue and the deeply indented mantle and gills are a gold-brown colour.

The maximum recorded length is 60 mm.[4]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 4 m.[4] Maximum recorded depth is 18 m.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marcus Er. & Marcus Ev. (1967). "American opisthobranch mollusks. Part 1, Tropical American opisthobranchs". Studies in Tropical Oceanography, Miami, 6(1-2): 1-137. Figs 1-150, Pl. 1, figs 1-9.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Felimare acriba. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597540 on 2012-05-11
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  4. ^ 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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