CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Gastropoda (class)  »  Nudibranchia (order)  »  Polyceridae (family)

CAAB Code: 24 424003 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Thecacera pennigera    (Montagu, 1815)
CAAB category: 24 - Mollusca - Gastropoda Gastropods (univalve molluscs, slugs, snails etc.)
Family: Polyceridae (nudibranchs) - show full list
Common Name: [a nudibranch]
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
New Zealand (inc. subantarctic territories)
Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 24 424909     Thecacera spp.
Organism Type: a nudibranch
Taxon Notes:This species is not native to Australia or New Zealand, and probably was introduced accidentally by shipping. Its original range is unknown (although likely to be Europe/North Atlantic), it is now found in many temperate to subtropical regions worldwide, always in major port areas.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Furlani, D., 1996, A guide to the introduced marine species in Australian waters. Technical report, Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests (Australia), No. 5. CSIRO Division of Fisheries, Hobart
Scientific Name
verified against
Beechey, D.L. Willan, R.C., 2007. Establishment of the East Asian Dove Snail Mitrella bicincta (Gould, 1860) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Columbellidae) in Australia., Molluscan Research, Vol. 27(2): 51-59.
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