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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777 
AphiaID: 140022

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 editorNudibranchia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDexiarchia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAeolidida (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAeolidioidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus Forster, 1777
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus Forster, 1777
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoris radiata Gmelin, 1791 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus distichoicus d'Orbigny, 1837
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus flagellum Blumenblach, 1803 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus hexapterigius Cuvier, 1805 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus lineatus Reinhardt & Bergh, 1864
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlaucus longicirrhus Reinhardt & Bergh, 1864
Sources  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]

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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsea swallow  [details]
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
South Africa
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEast Coast of South Africa [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSouth Coast of South Africa [details]
From other sources
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [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]
Jamaica
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorJamaica [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Pacific part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 67 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Pacific [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (11 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (104 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 (120 nucleotides; 60 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
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 USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Wikipedia 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140022
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2013-08-29 09:33:55Z  changed  Caballer, Manuel
  
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  Citation: Caballer, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140022 on 2014-09-24
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