CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

O&A Information and Data Centre  »  Applications  »  CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota
Please login if you have access to particular applications.
Username: Password:

CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 24 468027 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Pteraeolidia semperi    (Bergh, 1870)
CAAB category: 24 - Mollusca - Gastropoda
Family: Facelinidae (nudibranchs) - show full list
Common Name: [a nudibranch]
Recent Synonyms: Pteraeolidia scolopendrella
Pteraeolidia ianthina (mis-identification)
Organism Type: a nudibranch
Taxon Notes:This species was previously included in P. ianthina, but recent genetic work has shown that there are a number of closely related but distinct species, and that the true P. ianthina is restricted to temperate New South Wales. Most of the tropical forms and those from western and southern Australia are currently included under P. semperi, but it is highly likely that more than one species is included here. See Wilson & Burghardt, 2015.
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
New Zealand (inc. subantarctic territories)
South Pacific (Fiji etc.)
Tropical Indo-Pacific (countries N/NE Australia)
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Wilson, N.G. Burghardt, I., 2015. Here be dragons - phylogeography of Pteraeolidia ianthina (Angas, 1864) reveals multiple species of photosynthetic nudibranchs (Aeolidina: Nudibranchia)., Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 175: 119-133.
Scientific Name
verified against
WoRMS, WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species. . Available from http: at VLIZ.

Record details

Record entered on 29-May-2019 13:37 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 11-Sep-2019 09:54 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update distribution
Modification history:
29-MAY-2019: created (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
11-SEP-2019: update distribution (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
O&A Information and Data Centre  »  CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota