WoRMS taxon details

Asteronotus cespitosus (van Hasselt, 1824)

215302  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:215302)

accepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Up to 30 cm long. Distinctive, with ridges of large tubercles running down centre of body, and a series of tubercles...  
Description Up to 30 cm long. Distinctive, with ridges of large tubercles running down centre of body, and a series of tubercles running parallel to the margin. The body is firm leathery, colour varies from blackish-grey to brown, with paler tubercles and patches of white. This provides the species with camouflage well suited to its preferred habitat. The egg ribbon, in contrast, is pink. Habitat: under shallow rocks and boulders. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. N.B. many synonyms for this species exist. [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Asteronotus cespitosus (van Hasselt, 1824). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=215302 on 2018-12-18
Date
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by
1998-09-02 09:02:48Z
created
1998-09-03 12:31:29Z
changed
2010-10-18 15:29:19Z
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2016-03-30 08:52:05Z
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context source (HKRMS) Tsi, C. Y. & Ma, S. T. (1982). A preliminary checklist of the marine gastropoda and Bivalvia (Mollusca) of Hong Kong and southern China. In: Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China (ed. Morton, B.), vol. 1, pp431-458. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. [details]   

basis of record Marcus Ev. & Marcus Er. (1970). Some gastropods from Madagascar and west Mexico. <em>Malacologia.</em> 10(1): 181-223., available online at http://ia301506.us.archive.org/0/items/malacologia101970inst/malacologia101970inst.pdf [details]   

additional source Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Up to 30 cm long. Distinctive, with ridges of large tubercles running down centre of body, and a series of tubercles running parallel to the margin. The body is firm leathery, colour varies from blackish-grey to brown, with paler tubercles and patches of white. This provides the species with camouflage well suited to its preferred habitat. The egg ribbon, in contrast, is pink. Habitat: under shallow rocks and boulders. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. N.B. many synonyms for this species exist. [details]

Remark A. caespitosa in . [details]
 

LanguageName 
Japanese コバンウミウシ  [details]