Aplustrum amplustre (Linnaeus, 1758) [Bulla]

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Aplustrum amplustre is characterized by pink bands on its shell which are outlined in black. The body is translucent white.
This beautiful species is seldom reported, unlike its relatives Hydatina physis or Micromelo undata which can sometimes be quite abundant.
This species is in older publications placed in the Order Cephalaspidea, according to Bouchet & Rocroi (2005) are
the superfamilies: Acteonoidea and Ringiculoidea no more in the Order Cephalaspidea within the Subclass: OPISTHOBRANCHIA, but
in the new informal group Lower Heterobranchia (= Allogastropoda) Haszprunar, 1985.
Bouchet et a. (2017) moved it into the Subterclass Acteonimorpha
Bouchet P., Rocroi J.-P., Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families".
Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology (Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks) 47 (1-2): 1-397.
ISBN 3925919724. ISSN 0076-2997.
Bouchet P., Rocroi J.P., Hausdorf B., Kaim A., Kano Y., Nützel A., Parkhaev P., Schrödl M. & Strong E.E. (2017). Revised classification, nomenclator and typification of gastropod and monoplacophoran families.
Malacologia. 61(1-2): 1-526
More informations on Aplustrum amplustre as Hydatina amplustre are at Bill Rudman's Sea Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 11 February 2021, Aplustrum amplustre (Linnaeus, 1758)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Heterobranchia/Aplustrum_amplustre.htm


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