WoRMS taxon details

Ceratosoma tenue Abraham, 1876

212893  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212893)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Abraham P.S. (1876) Notes on some genera of nudibranchiate Mollusca, with notices of a new genus and some hitherto undescribed species, in the collection of the British Museum. <i>Annals & Magazine of Natural History</i> (4)18: 132-146, pls. 6-7., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15925135/#page/146/mode/1up
page(s): 141-142, Plate VII, Figures 5, 5 a-b [details]   
Description Up to 7 cm long (W Indian Ocean specimens). A distinctive species with obvious, enlarged dorsal protuberances on the mantle...  
Description Up to 7 cm long (W Indian Ocean specimens). A distinctive species with obvious, enlarged dorsal protuberances on the mantle which contain a concentration of defensive glands. These are prominent to lure predators away from the vital gills and rhinophores, and are a distinguishing feature of the genus. Colour pinky orange with yellow spots, occassionally olive-green, always with violet margins. Habitat: diverse, among shallow coral reefs. Distribution: W Indian Ocean, Red Sea to W Pacific Ocean. In the region C. tenue often coexists with C. trilobatum (Richmond, 1997).
Distribution: also known from South-East Asia and tropical Australia (Rudman, 1988). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Ceratosoma tenue Abraham, 1876. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212893 on 2018-12-17
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1998-09-02 09:02:48Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description Abraham P.S. (1876) Notes on some genera of nudibranchiate Mollusca, with notices of a new genus and some hitherto undescribed species, in the collection of the British Museum. <i>Annals & Magazine of Natural History</i> (4)18: 132-146, pls. 6-7., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15925135/#page/146/mode/1up
page(s): 141-142, Plate VII, Figures 5, 5 a-b [details]   

original description  (ofCeratosoma ornatum Bergh, 1890) Bergh, L. S. R. (1890). Die Nudibranchien des “Sunda-Meeres”. Malacologische Untersuchungen. <em>In: Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen von Dr. Carl Gottfried Semper. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate.</em> Band 2, Theil 3, Heft 17, pp. 873-992, pls. 85-89., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14376343
page(s): 946; note: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14376416 [details]   

original description  (ofCeratosoma jousseaumi Rochebrune, 1894) Rochebrune A.T. (1894). Diagnoses de nouvelles appartenant au genere <i>Ceratosoma</i>. <i>Le Naturaliste</i> 2 (16): 55.
page(s): 185 [details]   

basis of record Rudman, W. B. (1988). The Chromodorididae (Ophistobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: the genus Ceratosoma J.E. Gray. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 93(1): 133-185. [details]   

additional source Rudman, W. B. (1988). The Chromodorididae (Ophistobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: the genus Ceratosoma J.E. Gray. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 93(1): 133-185.
page(s): 148 [details]   

additional source Gosliner, T. M.; Behrens, D. W.; Valdés, Á. (2008). Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and seaslugs. A field guide to the world's most diverse fauna. <em>Sea Challengers Natural History Books, Washington.</em> 426, pp.
page(s): 274 [details]   

additional source Debelius, H. & Kuiter, R.H. (2007) <i>Nudibranchs of the world</i>. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, 360 pp. ISBN: 978-3-939767-06-0
page(s): 98 [details]   

status source Johnson R.F. & Gosliner T.M. (2012) Traditional taxonomic groupings mask evolutionary history: A molecular phylogeny and new classification of the chromodorid nudibranchs. <i>PLoS ONE</i> 7(4): e33479., available online at http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033479 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Up to 7 cm long (W Indian Ocean specimens). A distinctive species with obvious, enlarged dorsal protuberances on the mantle which contain a concentration of defensive glands. These are prominent to lure predators away from the vital gills and rhinophores, and are a distinguishing feature of the genus. Colour pinky orange with yellow spots, occassionally olive-green, always with violet margins. Habitat: diverse, among shallow coral reefs. Distribution: W Indian Ocean, Red Sea to W Pacific Ocean. In the region C. tenue often coexists with C. trilobatum (Richmond, 1997).
Distribution: also known from South-East Asia and tropical Australia (Rudman, 1988). [details]