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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelibe pilosa Pease, 1860 
AphiaID: 221064

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 editorDexiarchia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDendronotida (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTritonioidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethydidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelibe (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelibe Rang, 1829
Sources  original description Pease, W.H. (1860) Descriptions of new species of Mollusca from the Sandwich Islands (Part II). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1860, 141–148.  [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]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:221064
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-09-02 09:02:48Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
1998-09-02 12:30:17Z  changed  Onyango, Eunice
2011-10-07 23:42:53Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
2013-08-07 14:58:23Z  changed  Caballer, Manuel
  
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  Citation: Caballer, M.; Rosenberg, G. (2014). Melibe pilosa Pease, 1860. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=221064 on 2014-09-16
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