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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteronotus cespitosus van Hasselt, 1824 
AphiaID: 215302

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 editorNudibranchia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuctenidiacea (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoridacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoridoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiscodorididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteronotus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteronotus Ehrenberg, 1831
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteronotus hemprichi Ehrenberg, 1831
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJorunna marchadi Risbec, 1956
Sources  basis of record 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]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoridicola securiger (Humes, 1964) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (15 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (2 nucleotides; 2 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Sea Slug Forum (via archive.org) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark A. caespitosa in . [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:215302
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
1998-09-02 09:02:48Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
1998-09-03 12:31:29Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2010-10-18 15:29:19Z  changed  Bouchet, Philippe
  
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  Citation: Bouchet, P. (2014). Asteronotus cespitosus van Hasselt, 1824. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=215302 on 2014-04-17
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