WoRMS taxon details

Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786)

208629  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:208629)

accepted
Species
marine
Description A large bulky sea hare, notable by its trancated, flattened and sloping posterior, up to 20 cm long. Body colour is...  
Description A large bulky sea hare, notable by its trancated, flattened and sloping posterior, up to 20 cm long. Body colour is variable, in shades of green and brown, and the body is often covered in papillae, giving the animals a prickly or shaggy appearance. Habitat: shallow water and eulittoral, under and around large stones and boulders on sand. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997) [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=208629 on 2018-05-22
Date
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1997-03-27 14:11:34Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2011-04-12 18:06:51Z
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2012-07-04 18:46:28Z
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original description  (ofDolabella cheni Sun, 1960) Sun W.K.C. (1960) A small collection of Opisthobranchia from the Pescadores and Liu Chiu Lsland with description of a new species Dolabella cheni. Biological Bulletin, Department of Biology College of Science, Tunghai University 2(2): 95-106. , available online at http://thuir.thu.edu.tw/retrieve/16913/V.2+n.2%2895-106%29.pdf
page(s): 96-106 [details]   

original description  (ofAplysia hasselti Férussac in Rang, 1828) Rang S. (1828). Histoire naturelle des Aplysiens. Paris: Firmin Didot. 83 pp. 24 pls. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/51843#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 49 [details]   

original description  (ofDolabella rumphii var. maculosa Bergh, 1905) Bergh, L. S. R. (1905). Die Opisthobranchiata der Siboga-expedition. Siboga-Expeditie. 50: 1-248, pls 1-20., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/42940#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 18, pl. 3 fig. 1, pl. 8 figs 8-9 [details]   

basis of record Bebbington, A., 1977. Aplysiid species from eastern Australia with notes on the Pacific Ocean Aplysiomorpha (Gastropoda, Opistobranchia). Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 34 1: 87-147. [details]   

additional source Kilburn, R.N. & Rippey, E. (1982) Sea Shells of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg, xi + 249 pp.
page(s): 133 [details]   

additional source Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

additional source Drivas, J.; Jay, M. (1987). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'Île Maurice. Collection Les Beautés de la Nature. Delachaux et Niestlé: Neuchâtel. ISBN 2-603-00654-1. 159 pp. (look up in IMIS[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  (ofDolabella scapula O'Donoghue, 1929) Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Contribution à l'étude de la faune de Madagascar: Mollusca marina testacea. Faune des colonies françaises, III(fasc. 4). Société d'Editions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales: Paris. 321-636, plates IV-VII pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofDolabella scapula O'Donoghue, 1929) Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofDolabella scapula O'Donoghue, 1929) Engel, H. (1942). The genus Dolabella. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden, 24, 197-239. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofDolabella scapula O'Donoghue, 1929) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

additional source  (ofDolabella gigas (Rang, 1828)) Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofDolabella gigas (Rang, 1828)) Bebbington A. (1974) Aplysiid species from East Africa with notes on the Indian Ocean Aplysiomorpha (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 54(1): 63-99. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofDolabella gigas (Rang, 1828)) Yonow N. (2012) Opisthobranchs from the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of two new species and ten new records (Mollusca, Gastropoda). ZooKeys 197: 1–129. [22 May 2012], available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.197.1728 [details]   

basis of record  (ofDolabella gigas (Rang, 1828)) Engel, H. (1942). The genus Dolabella. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden, 24, 197-239. [details]   

additional source  (ofDolabella rumphii Cuvier, 1817) Cuvier, G. (1817). Le règne animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée. [Work generally dated 1817; published before 2 December 1816 according to Roux Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History 8(1): 31]. Tome 1, 540 pp.; Tome 2, 528 pp.; Tome 3, 653 pp.; Tome 4, 255 pp., 15 pl. Deterville, Paris., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18030
page(s): v. 2 p. 398; note: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1849248 [details]   

additional source  (ofDolabella rumphii Cuvier, 1817) Bergh, L. S. R. (1905). Die Opisthobranchiata der Siboga-expedition. Siboga-Expeditie. 50: 1-248, pls 1-20., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/42940#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofDolabella rumphii Cuvier, 1817) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofPatella scapula Martyn, 1786) Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Contribution à l'étude de la faune de Madagascar: Mollusca marina testacea. Faune des colonies françaises, III(fasc. 4). Société d'Editions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales: Paris. 321-636, plates IV-VII pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofDolabella cheni Sun, 1960) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

additional source  (ofDolabella ecaudata (Rang, 1828)) Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofDolabella ecaudata (Rang, 1828)) Engel, H. (1942). The genus Dolabella. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden, 24, 197-239. [details]   

basis of record  (ofAplysia ecaudata Rang, 1828) Yonow N. (2012) Opisthobranchs from the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of two new species and ten new records (Mollusca, Gastropoda). ZooKeys 197: 1–129. [22 May 2012], available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.197.1728 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAplysia ecaudata Rang, 1828) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

basis of record  (ofAplysia truncata Rang, 1828) Yonow N. (2012) Opisthobranchs from the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of two new species and ten new records (Mollusca, Gastropoda). ZooKeys 197: 1–129. [22 May 2012], available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.197.1728 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAplysia truncata Rang, 1828) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

basis of record  (ofAplysia teremidi Rang, 1828) Yonow N. (2012) Opisthobranchs from the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of two new species and ten new records (Mollusca, Gastropoda). ZooKeys 197: 1–129. [22 May 2012], available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.197.1728 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAplysia teremidi Rang, 1828) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

basis of record  (ofAplysia gigas Rang, 1828) Yonow N. (2012) Opisthobranchs from the western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of two new species and ten new records (Mollusca, Gastropoda). ZooKeys 197: 1–129. [22 May 2012], available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.197.1728 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAplysia gigas Rang, 1828) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofDolabella callosa Lamarck, 1801) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofDolabella variegata Pease, 1860) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofDolabella andersoni Allan, 1941) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofDolabella hasselti Férussac in Rang, 1828) Nimbs M. J., Willan R. C. & Smith S. D. A. (2017). Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)?. Molluscan Research. 37(1): 47-65., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/13235818.2016.1207280 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description A large bulky sea hare, notable by its trancated, flattened and sloping posterior, up to 20 cm long. Body colour is variable, in shades of green and brown, and the body is often covered in papillae, giving the animals a prickly or shaggy appearance. Habitat: shallow water and eulittoral, under and around large stones and boulders on sand. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Spelling spelled D. auricularis in Vine,1986 . [details]
 

LanguageName 
English wedge sea hare  [details]
Japanese タツナミガイ  [details]