By Nathalie Yonow
This e-book brings jointly, for the 1st time, all recognized details at the species of sea slugs of the purple Sea, belonging to a hundred thirty genera and fifty two households. an summary of the crowd contains discussions on taxonomy, distribution, bionomics, habitats, and ecology. An introductory bankruptcy describes intimately the heritage of reviews at the opisthobranchs of the purple Sea, and features a part reproducing the previous engravings, so much that have by no means been visible seeing that their unique ebook. The ebook is excellently illustrated by way of approximately 500 photographs of dwelling animals of their usual habitats, representing 188 species, many (60) of that are depicted for the 1st time.This publication might be of curiosity to marine biologists, systematists, ecologists, divers and all fans of the brilliant biodiversity of the crimson Sea. Dr. Nathalie Yonow has been learning opisthobranchs for over two decades, following an obsession with marine biology considering the fact that a toddler dwelling in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Greece, and Wales. She earned either her B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Swansea college (Wales, United Kingdom). Her undergraduate dissertation was once at the marine biology of a small reef in Sri Lanka, together with her first new species of opisthobranchs, and her Ph.D. thesis was once on Acteon tornatilis, a primitive shelled cephalaspidean dwelling on an area (Welsh!) sandy shore.She has given that been invited on a couple of expeditions accumulating opisthobranchs from the crimson Sea, Mauritius, and the Maldives, in addition to being given different Indo-Pacific collections to paintings up - Ambon, Chagos, Socotra, Reunion, and the Persian Gulf. those shape the substance of many guides, and are nonetheless on-going. Her past love is the purple Sea, and her learn relies on her collections in addition to extra specimens from museums and enthusiastic divers. Dr. Yonow has contributed sea slug chapters to a few taxonomic guides from areas starting from northern ecu to East African seashores.
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Hypselodoris dollfusi (Pruvot-Fol), p. 192 Chromodoris quadricolor (Rüppell & Leuckart), p. 76 50 Nineteenth & early twentieth century engravings of opisthobranchs Pruvot-Fol plate [courtesy of The Natural History Museum, London] Nineteenth & early twentieth century engravings of opisthobranchs 51 CHECKLIST OF SPECIES RECORDED FROM THE RED SEA This list is (hopefully) complete for all species recorded in the scientific literature from the Red Sea. They include expedition reports, biological and ecological observations, and chemical studies on single species, as well as a number of species photographed more than once but for which no material has been collected; some of these have been confidently assigned to a species or genus, but photographs of the others not listed here can be found in the chapter entitled “Incertae Sedis” (p.
Opisthobranchiata. Memoires de l’Institut d’Eg ypte 21: 89–159. Although this is the most recent publication on the ‘old’ expeditions to the Red Sea and their respective collections of opisthobranchs, it is also the most difficult. Many of the five new species and other species are still unknown or unrecognizable, and there are many typographical and other errors in her work. PRUVOT-FOL’S NAMES CURRENT NOMENCLATURE fig. I Asteronotus Hemprichi Asteronotus cespitosus (van Hasselt), p. 162 fig. II, III Ceratosoma cornigerum Ceratosoma tenue Abraham, p.
Adams, 1850) Audouin 1826 and Issel 1869 both as Tornatina 52 Checklist of species recorded from the Red Sea Acteocina inconspicua (H. Adams, 1852) Acteocina involuta (Nevill, 1871) Acteocina simplex (A. Adams, 1850) Utriculastra mucronata (Philippi, 1849) CYLICHNIDAE Cylichna mongii (Audouin, 1826) Cylichna villersii (Audouin, 1826) Roxania lithensis (Sturany, 1903) RETUSIDAE Pyrunculus fourierrii (Audouin, 1826) Retusa desgenettii (Audouin, 1826) Retusa tarutana Smythe, 1979 Ventomnestia girardi (Audouin, 1826) PHILINIDAE Philine vaillanti Issel, 1869 olivaeformis, Tomlin 1927 as A.
Sea Slugs of the Red Sea (Pensoft Series Faunistica) by Nathalie Yonow