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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElysia ornata (Swainson, 1840) 
AphiaID: 139682

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterobranchia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSacoglossa (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlakobranchacea (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlakobranchidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElysia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElysia ornata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElysia Risso, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThallepus ornatus Swainson, 1840
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThallepus ornatus Swainson, 1840 (original combination)
Sources  basis of record Jensen K. (2015). Sacoglossa (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) from northern coasts of Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. suppl. 31: 226-249. [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Antilles [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From editor or global species database
Caribbean Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuraçao [details]
Jamaica
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJamaica [details]
Mozambique
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique (inaccurate[details]
Singapore
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSingapore (inaccurate[details]
From other sources
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Colombia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorColombia [details]
Costa Rica
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCosta Rica [details]
Cuba
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuba [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLesser Antilles [details]
Host of  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEndozoicomonas elysicola Kurahashi & Yokota, 2007 (unknown)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (8 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (42 nucleotides; 25 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Sea Slug Forum (via archive.org) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Other genetically distinct Indo-Pacific species have a similar external morphology and anatomy and have been placed in the synonymy of Elysia ornata (Jensen 1992), thus it is important to determine the type locality of all available names for this species complex. No type locality was specified in the original description of Thallepus ornatus, but because Reverend Guilding [1797–1831] lived in St. Vincent and worked exclusively on Caribbean natural history (Howard & Howard 1985), it is almost certain that the specimen used in the drawing was found in the Caribbean Sea. Two other large species of Elysia feeding on Bryopsis spp. were described from the tropical Pacific. Both have a black band along the parapodial edge and a submarginal orange band similar to those of E. ornata. The first species, E. grandifolia (Kelaart, 1858), was described from Sri Lanka as having black and gold marginal lines along parapodia that fused with the tail (Kelaart 1858). The second species, E. marginata (Pease, 1871) was originally described from the Hawaiian Islands and subsequently from Tahiti as having a white band between the orange and black marginal bands (Pease 1871). Authorities subsequently debated whether E.grandifolia had denticulate teeth (Eliot 1904, 1908; O’Donoghue 1932). Both E. marginata and E. grandifolia were synonymized with E. ornata based on morphological comparisons between Pacific and Caribbean material (Ev. Marcus 1980; Heller & Thompson 1983; Jensen 1992).
Recent integrative taxonomic work revealed that the E. marginata-grandifolia complex contained four candidate species in Pacific, all distinct from each other and from E. ornata by (1) molecular sequence analyses of two genetic loci; (2) external features including color of rhinophores and marginal bands, folding of parapodia into siphonal openings, tail shape, and pattern of dorsal vessels; and (3) color and pattern of ECY (Krug et al. 2013). Elysia ornata is therefore restricted to the Caribbean, and some related Pacific species await formal description.
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139682
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2004). Elysia ornata (Swainson, 1840). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139682 on 2017-09-22
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