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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVolvulella acuminata (Bruguière, 1792) 
AphiaID: 141139

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 editorCephalaspidea (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhilinoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhizoridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVolvulella (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVolvulella acuminata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVolvulella Newton, 1891
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBulla acuminata Bruguière, 1792 (original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhizorus acuminatus (Bruguière, 1792)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVolvula cylindrica  E. A. Smith, 1872
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVolvula smithii  Pilsbry 1893
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVolvula suavis Thiele, 1925
Sources  basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Angola
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAngola [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [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 editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (15 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 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
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Volvulella acuminatus in ITIS database [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141139
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2013-07-28 08:25:54Z  changed  Bouchet, Philippe
  
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  Citation: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Volvulella acuminata (Bruguière, 1792). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141139 on 2014-11-26
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