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Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777

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

accepted
Species
marine, 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 (2018). Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777. Accessed through: Kennedy, M.K., L. Van Guelpen, G. Pohle, L. Bajona (Eds.) (2018) Canadian Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/carms/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140022 on 2019-10-22
Kennedy, M.K., L. Van Guelpen, G. Pohle, L. Bajona (Eds.) (2019). Canadian Register of Marine Species. Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/carms./aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140022 on 2019-10-22
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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]   

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]   

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]   

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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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]
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