Placida viridis ( Trinchese, 1874 )

Salvador, Xavier, Fernández-Vilert, Robert & Moles, Juan, 2022, Sea slug night fever: 39 new records of elusive heterobranchs in the western Mediterranean (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Journal of Natural History 56 (5 - 8), pp. 265-310 : 300-301

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2022.2040630

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6772034

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/024087AB-D86F-D112-9AA7-24EAFD1EFE61

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Placida viridis ( Trinchese, 1874 )
status

 

Placida viridis ( Trinchese, 1874) View in CoL

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Material examined

Cala Ventosa , Sant Feliu de Guíxols ( Spain), 41°47 ʹ 5”N, 3°2 ʹ 52”E, 13 September 2017, 0.1 m depth, 5 spcs, adults and egg masses, L = 7–20 mm; GoogleMaps Cala Sa Tuna, 41°57 ʹ 38”N, 3°13 ʹ 52”E, 8 March 2018, 0.1 m depth, 6 spcs, juveniles and adults, L = 2–15 mm; GoogleMaps Punta d’en Bosch, Sant Feliu de Guíxols ( Spain), 41°45 ʹ 54”N, 3°0 ʹ 11”E, 17 April 2018, 0.1 m depth, 5 spcs, adults and egg masses, L = 12–20 mm GoogleMaps .

External morphology

Body elongate, narrow, background colour white and semi-transparent with digestive branches of dark green. Cerata long, smooth; background colour dark green, with white punctuation, apex white. Rhinophores long, translucent white with green branches and white punctuation on tips.

Ecology

Specimens found on the green alga Bryopsis mucosa (J.V. Lamouroux, 1809) laying cylindrical and white egg masses. Specimens in this study were found within a few centimetres’ depth feeding on B. mucosa , which is commonly found at subtidal depths.

Distribution

Israel ( Monselise and Mienis 1977); Greece and Black Sea ( OBIS 2021); Italy (Ballesteros et al. 2012–2021); Spain: Catalonia ( Cervera et al. 2004; this study); France (this study).

Remarks

See the Remarks section on P. tardyi above.

Family PLAKOBRANCHIDAE Gray, 1840

Genus Elysia Risso, 1818

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Runcinida

Family

Limapontiidae

Genus

Placida