First record of Spurilla neapolitana (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Aeolidiidae) on the central coast of Peru (Humboldt Current Upwelling Ecosystem)

Roberto A. Uribe, Aldo S. Pacheco

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Abstract

Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2012. Members of the genus Spurilla are nudibranchs with circumtropical distribution. Spurilla neapolitana is reported for the first time inhabiting subtidal soft-bottom habitats of the central coast of Peru. Adult specimens were found in Bahía Ferrol (09°04′S 78°35′W) at 10 m depth in November of 2009. Spurilla neapolitana is characterized by the presence of a long body with numerous cerata along the dorsal side of the body and a distinctive orange colouring with white dots. This finding extends the geographical range of Spurilla spp. into the south-eastern Pacific and adds a new contribution to the macro-mollusc diversity thriving in the Humboldt Current Upwelling Ecosystem.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalANZIAM Journal
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StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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