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Felimare fregona

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Felimare fregona is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae. [2]

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Holotype of Hypselodoris fregona, Pointe sur baie de Baille Argent, 16°15’N 61°48’W), Guadeloupe, May 12, 2012.

Taxonomy

This species was described under the name Hypselodoris fregona from the Caribbean Sea in 2013.[1] Although Johnson & Gosliner transferred all eastern Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean species of Hypselodoris to the genus Felimare in 2012, the authors of this species argue against this decision.[3][4]

Distribution

This species was described from Pointe sur baie de Baille Argent, Guadeloupe, . Distribution of Felimare fregona includes Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Guadeloupe and Panama.[4]

Description

The body is elongate, narrow, with the posterior portion of foot extending beyond the mantle margin.[4] Background color is white with irregular shades of pale blue and gray.[4] Dorsum is with three longitudinal yellow lines.[4] Mantle margin is edged by an opaque white line with a narrow submarginal band of yellow and a series of black circular spots.[4] Rhinophores are white with a purple longitudinal line up from the base.[4] It is up to 40 mm long.[4]

Ecology

Felimare fregona feeds on a blue sponge.[4]

References

This article incorporates Creative Commons (CC-BY-4.0) text from the reference[4]

  1. ^ a b Ortea J., Espinosa J., Buske Y. & Caballer M. (2013). "Additions to the inventory of the sea slugs (Opisthobranchia and Sacoglossa) from Guadeloupe (Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea)". Revista de la Academia Canaria de Ciencias 25: 163-194. (Dated "December 2013"; distributed November 2013).
  2. ^ MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Felimare fregona (Ortea & Caballer, 2013). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=888561 on 2020-11-23
  3. ^ Johnson R. F & Gosliner T. M. (2012). "Traditional taxonomic groupings mask evolutionary history: A molecular phylogeny and new classification of the chromodorid nudibranchs". PLoS One 7: e33479. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033479
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Goodheart J. A., Ellingson R. A., Vital X. G., Galvão Filho H. C., McCarthy J. B., Medrano S. M., Bhave V. J., García-Méndez K., Jiménez L. M., López G. & Hoover C. A. (2016). "Identification guide to the heterobranch sea slugs (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Bocas del Toro, Panama". Marine Biodiversity Records 9(1): 56. doi:10.1186/s41200-016-0048-z
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Felimare fregona: Brief Summary

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Felimare fregona is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.

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