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Volvulella acuminata (Bruguière, 1792)

141139  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141139)

accepted
Species
marine
(ofBulla acuminata Bruguière, 1792) Bruguière J.G. (1789-1792). Encyclopdie méthodique ou par ordre de matières. Histoire naturelle des vers, volume 1. Pancoucke, Paris. Pp. 1-344 [June 1789]; 345-758 [13 Feb. 1792; dates after Evenhuis, 2003, Zootaxa, 166: 37; Zootaxa, 207]; Atlas pl. 1-189 [1791]; pl. 190-286 [1797] pl. 287-390 [1798] pl. 391-488 . , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8638 [details]   
Taxonomy Volvulella versus Rhizorus: Unfortunately many shelled opisthobranchs have been named on the basis of their shells alone,...  
Taxonomy Volvulella versus Rhizorus: Unfortunately many shelled opisthobranchs have been named on the basis of their shells alone, and this is a case in point. For the last 100 years there has been an on-going debate, unhappily still unresolved, over the names Volvulella Newton, 1891 [type species Bulla acuminata Bruguiere, 1792] and Rhizorus Montfort, 1810 [type species R. adelaidis Montfort, 1810] and whether they are synonyms. The shells certainly look the same but as they were described only on the shell it is very difficult. On top of that, Mediterranean and North American workers seem to prefer Volvulella while workers on the European North Atlantic and Australian - New Zealand regions have opted for Rhizorus.(note posted June 30, 2008 by W.B. Rudman in the Sea Slug Forum, Australian Museum, Sydney) [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Volvulella acuminata (Bruguière, 1792). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141139 on 2018-02-21
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original description  (ofBulla acuminata Bruguière, 1792) Bruguière J.G. (1789-1792). Encyclopdie méthodique ou par ordre de matières. Histoire naturelle des vers, volume 1. Pancoucke, Paris. Pp. 1-344 [June 1789]; 345-758 [13 Feb. 1792; dates after Evenhuis, 2003, Zootaxa, 166: 37; Zootaxa, 207]; Atlas pl. 1-189 [1791]; pl. 190-286 [1797] pl. 287-390 [1798] pl. 391-488 . , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8638 [details]   

original description  (ofVolvula cylindrica E. A. Smith, 1872) Smith, E.A. (1872) A list of species of shells from West Africa, with descriptions of those hitherto undescribed. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1871, 727–739, pl. 75., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28554665
page(s): 738, pl. 75 fig. 29 [details]   

original description  (ofVolvula suavis Thiele, 1925) Thiele J. (1925). Gastropoden der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition. II Teil. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition auf dem Dampfer "Valdivia" 1898-1899. 17(2): 35-382, pls 13-46 [reprints paginated 1–348, pls 1–34].
page(s): p. 238, pl. 31 fig. 20 [details]   

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofVolvula smithii Pilsbry, 1893) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofVolvula cylindrica E. A. Smith, 1872) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Volvulella versus Rhizorus: Unfortunately many shelled opisthobranchs have been named on the basis of their shells alone, and this is a case in point. For the last 100 years there has been an on-going debate, unhappily still unresolved, over the names Volvulella Newton, 1891 [type species Bulla acuminata Bruguiere, 1792] and Rhizorus Montfort, 1810 [type species R. adelaidis Montfort, 1810] and whether they are synonyms. The shells certainly look the same but as they were described only on the shell it is very difficult. On top of that, Mediterranean and North American workers seem to prefer Volvulella while workers on the European North Atlantic and Australian - New Zealand regions have opted for Rhizorus.(note posted June 30, 2008 by W.B. Rudman in the Sea Slug Forum, Australian Museum, Sydney) [details]

From other sources
Spelling Volvulella acuminatus in ITIS database [details]