WoRMS taxon details

Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777

140022  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140022)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Forster G. 1777. A voyage round the world in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop, Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4 and 5. London, B. White, J. Robson, P. Elmsly and and G. Robinson. Vol. 1, pp. i-xviii, 1-602; vol. 2, pp. 1-607. , available online at http://www.dlib.si/details/URN:NBN:SI:doc-IFSE4BLP
page(s): vol. 1 p. 49 [details]   
Description A distinctive, truly pelagic silvery blue mollusc, up to 6 cm long, with three pairs of arms. Floats upside-down just under...  
Description A distinctive, truly pelagic silvery blue mollusc, up to 6 cm long, with three pairs of arms. Floats upside-down just under the sea surface, feeding on the colonial hydroids Physalia, Porpita and Velella. Habitat: offshore. Distribution: pantropical. N.B. must be handled with care as it can give an extremely painful sting, due to the nematocysts taken from the prey species Physalia, which itself gives a nasty sting. [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140022 on 2020-10-29
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2013-08-29 09:33:55Z
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2020-04-22 20:33:16Z
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original description Forster G. 1777. A voyage round the world in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop, Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4 and 5. London, B. White, J. Robson, P. Elmsly and and G. Robinson. Vol. 1, pp. i-xviii, 1-602; vol. 2, pp. 1-607. , available online at http://www.dlib.si/details/URN:NBN:SI:doc-IFSE4BLP
page(s): vol. 1 p. 49 [details]   

original description  (of Glaucus distichoicus d'Orbigny, 1837) Orbigny A.D. d'. (1834-1847). <i>Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale [...] exécuté pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 et 1833</i>. Tome 5(3) Mollusques. pp. i-xliii, 1-758, 85 plates [Dates after Coan & Kabat (2015, 2400 Years of Malacology, Appendix 1: 21-23.) Pls 1-2, 1834; pp. 1-104, pls 3-7, 10, 12, 1835; pp. 105-184, pls 8-9, 11, 13-23, 25-28, 1836; pls 24, 29-43, 41bis, 45-46, 1837; pp. 185-376, pls 44, 47-52, 55, 1838; pls 54, 56-65, 1839; pl. 66, 1840; pp. 377-488, pls 53, 67-77, 80, 1841; pp. 489-758, 1846; pls 78-79, 81-85, 1847]. , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14543243; https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14544363 [details]   

original description  (of Doris radiata Gmelin, 1791) Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 13. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5 [details]   

original description  (of Glaucus hexapterigius Cuvier, 1805) Cuvier G. L. (1805). Mémoire sur le Scyllée, l'Eolide et le <i>Glaucus</i> avec des additions au mémoire sur la Tritonie. <i>Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris </i>: 6: 416-436, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29094379 [details]   

additional source Branch, G. M. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. <em>David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg.</em> , available online at http://books.google.es/books?id=W_2QB8ftLgcC [details]   

additional source Spencer, H.G., Marshall, B.A. & Willan, R.C. (2009). Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca. Pp 196-219. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume one. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]   

additional source Rosenberg, G.; Moretzsohn, F.; García, E. F. (2009). Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 <i>in:</i> Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas., available online at http://biogomx.net/sites/default/files/pdfs/chapters/33-Rosenberg%20et%20al%202009-Gastropoda%20of%20the%20GoMx.pdf [details]   

additional source Gosliner, T. M. (1980 ["1979"]). The systematics of the Aeolidiacea (Nudibranchia: Mollusca) of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. <em>Pacific Science.</em> 33(1): 37-77., available online at http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/1455 [details]   

redescription Valdés A. & Campillo O.A. (2004) Systematics of pelagic aeolid nudibranchs of the family Glaucidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda). <i>Bulletin of Marine Science</i> 75(3): 381–389., available online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/umrsmas/bullmar/2004/00000075/00000003/art00003 [details]   

status source Churchill C.K.C., Alejandrino, A. Valdés, Á. & Ó Foighil, D. (2013). Parallel changes in genital morphology delineate cryptic diversification of plamktonik nudibranchs. <i>Proceedings of the Royal Society B</i> 280: 20131224 [details]   
 
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From other sources
Description A distinctive, truly pelagic silvery blue mollusc, up to 6 cm long, with three pairs of arms. Floats upside-down just under the sea surface, feeding on the colonial hydroids Physalia, Porpita and Velella. Habitat: offshore. Distribution: pantropical. N.B. must be handled with care as it can give an extremely painful sting, due to the nematocysts taken from the prey species Physalia, which itself gives a nasty sting. [details]
LanguageName 
English sea swallow  [details]
Japanese アオミノウミウシ  [details]