12 de junio de 2022

E. Pacific Nudibranch News - Long's Aeolid found in Channel Islands

I've been travelling so apologies in advance if you already know this. A rare and beautiful Mexican nudibranch -- Long's Aeolid (Cuthona longi) -- was photographed in the Channel Islands on May 27 by Douglas Klug. Terrific photos may be seen on Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/2nr1QR3

I added this species to the California Sea Slug Guide: https://www.inaturalist.org/guides/40


@jeffgoddard @tomleeturner @taco_night @uwkwaj @acastelein @imlichentoday @marco_mazza @ivan12 @craigahoover @passiflora4 @seaslugin @diveindk

Anotado en 12 de junio de 2022 a las 01:11 AM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

20 de mayo de 2022

E. Pacific Nudibranch News - Goodbye Orienthella, Welcome Back Coryphella

Scientific name changes following a recent paper for a number of Eastern Pacific nudibranch species:

1) Three-lined Aeolid (old: Orienthella trilineata) is now Coryphella trilineata.

2) Cooper's Aeolid (old: Orienthella cooperi) is now Coryphella cooperi.

3) Predaceous Aeolis (old: Himatina trophina) is now Coryphella trophina.

4) Coryphella pseudoverrucosa is no longer a separate species. It is now considered a junior subjective synonym of Coryphella verrucosa (Red-fingered Aeolis).

You do not have to go back and rename your Observations, all of these changes happened automatically. Genus Orienthella is now Inactive on iNat and should not be used for IDs.

Citation: Ekimova, I.; Valdés, Á.; Malaquias, M. A. E.; Rauch, C.; Chichvarkhin, A.; Mikhlina, A.; Antokhina, T.; Chichvarkhina, O.; Schepetov, D. (2022). High-level taxonomic splitting in allopatric taxa causes confusion downstream: a revision of the nudibranch family Сoryphellidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. , available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab109

Anotado en 20 de mayo de 2022 a las 12:20 PM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

11 de marzo de 2022

E. Pacific Nudibranch News - New Name for Janna's Dorid: Genus Knoutsodonta now Genus Atalodoris

Since iNat follows WoRMS, and this new genus has been accepted by WoRMS, Genus Knoutsodonta - Hallas & Gosliner, 2015 is now Genus Atalodoris - Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923. Citation: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597122

Good news, do nothing!
If you have old Observations of Janna's Dorid, the name has automatically been changed to Atalodoris jannae and you don't need to do anything. The same is true for all the observations of the 15 other species in the genus.

The common name remains the same.

Genus Knoutsodonta is now Inactive and should not be used for Observation IDs. Citation: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=845525)

For now, I have included the undescribed Knoutsodonta sp-a in the genus name change to Atalodoris, though this may need further review.

Anotado en 11 de marzo de 2022 a las 01:08 AM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

10 de diciembre de 2021

18 de noviembre de 2021

New: The Pot Fouling Project (and already a new snail!)

One day into the new project, already something interesting. A first on iNat for the SF Bay Area: Southern Flatcoil Snail. This snail was in a plant nursery in Cupertino, Santa Clara County, CA: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101369553


Please join The Pot Fouling Project if you are interested in land snails and slugs, mushrooms and other fungi, salamanders and newts, millipedes, centipedes, spiders, insects, terrestrial worms, etc. Anything that lives under a human-made garden container is fair game to add to this project. Urban or rural as long as it's under something, so check out nurseries, public gardens, etc. And perhaps it will help scientists track invasive species too, so yay for that.

Pots (and nurseries) remind me a little of the man-made marinas and harbors where I go dock-fouling; they might provide "safe harbor" for non-native species to establish themselves through inadvertent introduction. AKA Ground Zero.

Able to help on the snail?: Rookie question: Southern Flatcoils are widespread across the Southern US, including Southern California, but I have yet to find a record of them in the San Francisco Bay Area, which strikes me as weird. They do not appear in Roth & Sadeghian's checklist, but I can't imagine this is really the first record of them here. If you are a California land snail expert - and I'm looking very hopefully at you @jannvendetti @cedric_lee @pliffgrieff @thomaseverest @tlawson @susanhewitt @finatic @oksnaillaboratory - could you please weigh in on this if you have a chance?

Anotado en 18 de noviembre de 2021 a las 05:21 PM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 1 observación | 8 comentarios | Deja un comentario

17 de octubre de 2021

E. Pacific Nudibranch News: Two New-to-Science Nudibranchs Found on the California Coast

Not one, but TWO new-to-science nudibranchs were found this summer in California. Both were spotted by iNaturalist community scientists (Luan Roberts and Siena McKim). For photos and more info: https://www.mbnep.org/2021/10/15/new-undescribed-nudibranchs-on-the-california-coast/?fbclid=IwAR3LsOHTfBPyJVs7ILscOi2WDBS1_ZgNjAip68a4F0lKIm3eoMVCu5BMZbI

Anotado en 17 de octubre de 2021 a las 09:50 PM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

E. Pacific Nudibranch News: Genus Ancula

Morphological characteristics of genus Ancula are examined in great detail about 1/3 of the way into this new paper: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13127-021-00508-w

Paz-Sedano, S., Díaz-Agras, G., Gosliner, T.M. et al. Revealing morphological characteristics of Goniodorididae genera (Mollusca: Nudibranchia). Org Divers Evol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-021-00508-w

Anotado en 17 de octubre de 2021 a las 09:46 PM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

18 de marzo de 2021

18 de febrero de 2021

11 de febrero de 2021

Obscuring my tidepool observations in SF Bay Area counties

A sad decision. It may not help as much as other more tangible measures to stop the widespread taking/destruction of the local reefs that began in early 2020, but I don't want my personal iNat observations to assist tech-saavy foragers in any way. For now, this means Mollusks in San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties only and genus Cancer crabs statewide.

Yes, it will now look like some tidepool creatures were seen miles inland. Sorry about that... If this affects your conservation project, and you need the precise locations of my observations, please message me privately, I'm happy to help.


Anotado en 11 de febrero de 2021 a las 11:58 PM por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom | 12 comentarios | Deja un comentario