WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelibe pilosa Pease, 1860

221064  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:221064)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Pease W.H. (1860). Descriptions of new species of Mollusca from the Sandwich Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 28: 18-36, 141-148., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12866516 [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Up to 12 cm long. Variable shades of brown...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Up to 12 cm long. Variable shades of brown with brown and white blotches, squared cerata, and covered in papillae, the cerata can be shed readily when disturbed. The animal resembles the vesicles of the brown algae Sargassum. It shows a peculiar feeding habit of using an enlarged oral hood to catch zooplankton. Habitat: careful searching will reveal this nudibranch among seagrass and fucoid seaweeds (e.g. Sargassum) in eulittoral and shallow sublittoral areas. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. [details]
Caballer, M.; Rosenberg, G. (2013). Melibe pilosa Pease, 1860. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=221064 on 2017-12-17

Date
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1998-09-02 09:02:48Z
created
1998-09-02 12:30:17Z
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2011-10-07 23:42:53Z
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2013-08-07 14:58:23Z
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original description Pease W.H. (1860). Descriptions of new species of Mollusca from the Sandwich Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 28: 18-36, 141-148., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12866516 [details]   

basis of record Gosliner, T. M.; Smith, V. G. (2003). Systematic review and phylogenetic analysis of the nudibranch genus Melibe (Opisthobranchia: Dendronotacea) with descriptions of three new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 4(54): 302-356., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/scipubs/pdfs/v54/proccas_v54_n18.pdf [details]   

additional source Espinoza E., DuPont A. & Valdés Á. (2013) A tropical Atlantic species of Melibe Rang, 1829 (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Tethyiidae). ZooKeys 316: 55-66., available online at http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/5452/abstract/a-tropical-atlantic-species-of-melibe-rang-1829-mollusca-nudibranchia-tethyiidae-
page(s): 56 [details]   

additional source Gosliner T.M. (1987) Review of the nudibranch genus Melibe (Opisthobranchia: Dendronotacea) with descriptions of two new species. The Veliger 29(4): 400-414. [1 April 1987] [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]   

identification resource Gosliner T.M., Behrens D.W. & Valdés A. (2008) Indo-Pacific nudibranchs and sea slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books and California Academy of Sciences. 426 pp. [details]   
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Up to 12 cm long. Variable shades of brown with brown and white blotches, squared cerata, and covered in papillae, the cerata can be shed readily when disturbed. The animal resembles the vesicles of the brown algae Sargassum. It shows a peculiar feeding habit of using an enlarged oral hood to catch zooplankton. Habitat: careful searching will reveal this nudibranch among seagrass and fucoid seaweeds (e.g. Sargassum) in eulittoral and shallow sublittoral areas. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. [details]