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.[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 mesh pattern with a series of black spots towards the edges of the mantle. The very edge of the mantle is yellow, with a thine red line inside this, then a more diffuse area of pink to white The rhinophores are purple-blue and the deeply indented mantle and gills are a gold-brown colour.[4] The maximum recorded length is 60 mm.[5]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 4 m.[5] Maximum recorded depth is 26 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. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ a b Behrens, D.W., 2000 (October 23) Hypselodoris acriba Marcus & Marcus, 1967. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  5. ^ a b 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.
  • Ortea, J., Valdés, Á. & García-Gómez, J.C. (1996). Revisión de las especies atlánticas de la familia Chromodorididae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) del grupo cromático azul. Avicennia suplemento 1: 1-165 page(s): 84
  • Debelius, H. & Kuiter, R.H. (2007) Nudibranchs of the world. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, 360 pp. ISBN 978-3-939767-06-0 page(s): 109


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