Duvaucelia plebeia

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Duvaucelia plebeia
Tritonia plebeia Johnston, 1828 sur Lophogorgia ceratophyta (Linnaeus, 1758).jpg
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Cladobranchia
Family: Tritoniidae
Genus: Duvaucelia
Species:
D. plebeia
Binomial name
Duvaucelia plebeia
(Johnston, 1828) [1]
Synonyms
  • Tritonia plebeiaJohnston, 1828
  • Candiella plebeia (Johnston, 1828)
  • Tritonia pulchra Johnston, 1828
  • Sphaerostoma aurantiacum Barnard, 1927

Duvaucelia plebeia, common name the European nudibranch, is a species of sea slug, a nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tritoniidae. [2]

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Description

The color is primarily yellow, with brown mottling. The length of this nudibranch is up to 30 mm. [3]

Distribution

The indigenous distribution of Duvaucelia plebeia is the Northeastern Atlantic Ocean from Norway to Portugal. [3]

The species has been introduced in coastal areas of Maine and Massachusetts, probably in ballast water from ships. [3]

Ecology

Habitat

This is a marine species. [3]

Feeding habits

Although this species was introduced in the Gulf of Maine only during the mid-1980s, it has had a severe impact on the soft coral, Alcyonium siderium . [3]

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References

This article incorporates public domain text (a public domain work of the United States Government) from reference. [3]

  1. Johnston G. (1828). "A few remarks on the class Mollusca, in Dr. Fleming's work on British Animals; with descriptions of some new species by George Johnston, M.D. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Edinburgh New Philos. Journ." 5: 74-81.
  2. MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Duvaucelia plebeia (G. Johnston, 1828). Accessed on 2021-01-01,
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Amy Benson. 2008. Tritonia plebeia. USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL. <https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.asp?speciesID=1149> Revision Date: 4/23/2004.