WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777

140022  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140022)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Forster G. 1777. A voyage round the world in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop, Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4 and 5. London, B. White, J. Robson, P. Elmsly and and G. Robinson. Vol. 1, pp. i-xviii, 1-602; vol. 2, pp. 1-607. , available online at http://www.dlib.si/details/URN:NBN:SI:doc-IFSE4BLP
page(s): vol. 1 p. 49 [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A distinctive, truly pelagic silvery blue...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A distinctive, truly pelagic silvery blue mollusc, up to 6 cm long, with three pairs of arms. Floats upside-down just under the sea surface, feeding on the colonial hydroids Physalia, Porpita and Velella. Habitat: offshore. Distribution: pantropical. N.B. must be handled with care as it can give an extremely painful sting, due to the nematocysts taken from the prey species Physalia, which itself gives a nasty sting. [details]
Caballer, M.; Gofas, S. (2013). Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140022 on 2017-12-16

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original description Forster G. 1777. A voyage round the world in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop, Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4 and 5. London, B. White, J. Robson, P. Elmsly and and G. Robinson. Vol. 1, pp. i-xviii, 1-602; vol. 2, pp. 1-607. , available online at http://www.dlib.si/details/URN:NBN:SI:doc-IFSE4BLP
page(s): vol. 1 p. 49 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus distichoicus d'Orbigny, 1837) Orbigny A. d'. (1835-1847). Voyage dans l’Amérique méridionale [...] exécuté pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 et 1833, Tome 5, Partie 3, Mollusques. pp. i-xliii; 1-758; 85 plates [pp. 1-104, pls 1-7, 10, 12 (1835); 105-184, pls 8-9, 11, 13-23, 25-28, 31 (1836); pls 24, 29-30, 32-35, 37-43 (1837); 185-376, pls 44, 47-52, 55 (1838); pls 56-59, 64-65 (1839); 377-472, pls 53-54, 60-63, 66-74, 79 (1841); 473-488, pls 75-76, 80, 83,85 (1842); 489-528 (1846); 529-600 (1845); 601-728 (1846); 729-758 (?); pls 78-79, 81-82 (1847). , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50739 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoris radiata Gmelin, 1791) Gmelin, J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 10. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus hexapterigius Cuvier, 1805) Cuvier G. L. (1805). Mémoire sur le Scyllée, l'Eolide et le Glaucus avec des additions au mémoire sur la Tritonie. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris : 6: 416-436, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29094379 [details]   

additional source Branch, G.M. et al. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg., available online at http://books.google.es/books?id=W_2QB8ftLgcC [details]   

additional source Spencer, H.G., Marshall, B.A. & Willan, R.C. (2009). Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca. Pp 196-219. in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume one. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]   

additional source Rosenberg, G.; Moretzsohn, F.; García, E. F. (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. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas., available online at http://biogomx.net/sites/default/files/pdfs/chapters/33-Rosenberg%20et%20al%202009-Gastropoda%20of%20the%20GoMx.pdf [details]   

additional source Gosliner, T. M. (1980 ["1979"]). The systematics of the Aeolidiacea (Nudibranchia: Mollusca) of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Pacific Science. 33(1): 37-77., available online at http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/1455 [details]   

redescription Valdés A. & Campillo O.A. (2004) Systematics of pelagic aeolid nudibranchs of the family Glaucidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Bulletin of Marine Science 75(3): 381–389., available online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/umrsmas/bullmar/2004/00000075/00000003/art00003 [details]   

status source Churchill C.K.C., Alejandrino, A. Valdés, Á. & Ó Foighil, D. (2013). Parallel changes in genital morphology delineate cryptic diversification of plamktonik nudibranchs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20131224 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus flagellum Blumenblach, 1803) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus hexapterigius Cuvier, 1805) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus distichoicus d'Orbigny, 1837) Schrödl M. (2003) Sea slugs of Southern South America. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 165 pp.
page(s): 83 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoris radiata Gmelin, 1791) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus longicirrhus Reinhardt & Bergh, 1864) Jensen, K.; Nielsen, C. (2014). The nudibranch names mentioned as n.sp. in Bergh (1861) are almost all nomina nuda (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Nudibranchia). Zootaxa. 3753(2): 146-154. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus lineatus Reinhardt & Bergh, 1864) Jensen, K.; Nielsen, C. (2014). The nudibranch names mentioned as n.sp. in Bergh (1861) are almost all nomina nuda (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Nudibranchia). Zootaxa. 3753(2): 146-154. [details]   
 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A distinctive, truly pelagic silvery blue mollusc, up to 6 cm long, with three pairs of arms. Floats upside-down just under the sea surface, feeding on the colonial hydroids Physalia, Porpita and Velella. Habitat: offshore. Distribution: pantropical. N.B. must be handled with care as it can give an extremely painful sting, due to the nematocysts taken from the prey species Physalia, which itself gives a nasty sting. [details]
 

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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsea swallow  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorアオミノウミウシ  [details]