Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

ON THE SYNONYMY BETWEEN ARMINA WATTLA MARCUS AND MARCUS, 1967 AND ARMINA MUELLERI (IHERING, 1886) (GASTROPODA: NUDIBRANCHIA: ARMINIDAE)

Diana P. Báez, Néstor E. Ardila

Abstract


Armina wattla Marcus and Marcus, 1967 and Armina abbotti Thompson, Cattaneo and Wong, 1990 were proposed by Ardila and Valdés (2004) to be junior synonyms of Armina muelleri (Ihering, 1886). A detailed anatomical review of these species (radula, reproductive system) and their distribution range revealed that A. wattla is a valid species and A. abbotti is a synonym of the former. Literature references to Armina tigrina Rafinesque, 1814 in the east coast of North America are misidentifications of some specimens of A. wattla.

Keywords


Nudibranchs; Taxonomy; Atlantic Ocean

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2006.35.0.228

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