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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElysia grandifolia Kelaart, 1858 
AphiaID: 233598

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 editorSacoglossa (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlakobranchacea (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlakobranchoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlakobranchidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElysia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElysia grandifolia (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydropsyche Kelaart, 1858
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElysia Risso, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElysia grandifolia Kelaart, 1858
Sources  original description Kelaart E.F. (1858). New and little known species of Ceylon nudibranchiate molluscs, and zoophytes. Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 3(1): 76-124., available online at http://archive.org/stream/journalceylonbr00cologoog#page/n82/mode/2up
page(s): 107 [details]

source of synonymy Jensen K. (2015). Sacoglossa (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) from northern coasts of Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. suppl. 31: 226-249. [details]

status source Krug P.J., Vendetti J.E. & Valdés Á. (2016). Molecular and morphological systematics of Elysia Risso, 1818 (Heterobranchia: Sacoglossa) from the Caribbean region. Zootaxa. 4148(1): 1-137., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4148.1.1
page(s): 22 [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Indian Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSri Lankan part of the Indian Ocean [details]
Levantine Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLevantine Sea (origin: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsraeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (origin: alien[details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (origin: alien[details]
Mozambique
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [from invalid identification] [view taxon] [details]
Singapore
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSingapore [from invalid identification] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (origin: alien[details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Sea Slug Forum (via archive.org) 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Large species of Elysia feeding on Bryopsis spp. were described from the tropical Pacific and placed in the synonymy of Elysia ornata (Swainson, 1840) by Jensen (1992). Both have a black band along the parapodial edge and a submarginal orange band similar to those of E. ornata. The first species, E. grandifolia (Kelaart, 1858), was described from Sri Lanka as having black and gold marginal lines along parapodia that fused with the tail (Kelaart 1858). The second species, E. marginata (Pease, 1871) was originally described from the Hawaiian Islands and subsequently from Tahiti as having a white band between the orange and black marginal bands (Pease 1871). Authorities subsequently debated whether E.grandifolia had denticulate teeth (Eliot 1904, 1908; O’Donoghue 1932). Both E. marginata and E. grandifolia were synonymized with E. ornata based on morphological comparisons between Pacific and Caribbean material (Ev. Marcus 1980; Heller & Thompson 1983; Jensen 1992).
Recent integrative taxonomic work revealed that the E. marginata-grandifolia complex contained four candidate species in Pacific, all distinct from each other and from E. ornata by (1) molecular sequence analyses of two genetic loci; (2) external features including color of rhinophores and marginal bands, folding of parapodia into siphonal openings, tail shape, and pattern of dorsal vessels; and (3) color and pattern of ECY (Krug et al. 2013). Elysia ornata is therefore restricted to the Caribbean, and some related Pacific species await formal description.
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From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Shipping [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:233598
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2006-07-27 07:41:08Z  created  Renders, Kristel
2010-08-11 11:30:55Z  changed  Tran, Bastien
2011-08-15 19:01:26Z  checked  Bouchet, Philippe
2013-11-27 18:57:35Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2015-12-12 21:26:42Z  changed  Bouchet, Philippe
2017-04-09 21:28:23Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S.; Bouchet, P. (2017). Elysia grandifolia Kelaart, 1858. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=233598 on 2017-07-27
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