Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Anaspidea > Superfamily Aplysioidea > Family Aplysiidae > Genus Aplysia

Aplysia parvula Mörch, 1863

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AplysiaLinnaeus, 1767accepted genus name
Laplysia Linnaeus, 1767 orthographic variant
Laplysia Linnaeus, 1767 synonym

Species group names

Aplysia allochroa Bergh, 1908 synonym
Aplysia anguilla Sowerby G.B. II, 1869 synonym
Aplysia atromarginata Bergh, 1905 synonym
Aplysia australiana Clessin, 1899 synonym
Aplysia concava G.B. Sowerby I, 1833 synonym
Aplysia intermedia Farran, 1905 synonym
Aplysia japonica Sowerby G.B. II, 1869 synonym
Aplysia lobata Bergh, 1908 synonym
Aplysiopsis juanina Bergh, 1898 synonym
Syphonota elongata Pease, 1860 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Catalan: llebre de mar petita sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 English: dwarf sea hare; small sea hare sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 French: petit lièvre de mer sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 German: kleiner Seehase sources: Club d'immersió Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
 Spanish, Castillian: liebre de mar pequeña


original description

Mörch O. A. (1863). Contributions la faune malacologique des Antilles danoises. Journal de Conchyliologie, 11: 21-43

basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp.

additional source

Branch, G.M. et al. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg.

additional source

Bebbington, A., 1977. Aplysiid species from eastern Australia with notes on the Pacific Ocean Aplysiomorpha (Gastropoda, Opistobranchia). Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 34 1: 87-147.

additional source

Spencer, H.G.; Marshall, B.A.; Maxwell, P.A.; Grant-Mackie, J.A.; Stilwell, J.D.; Willan, R.C.; Campbell, H.J.; Crampton, J.S.; Henderson, R.A.; Bradshaw, M.A.; Waterhouse, J.B.; Pojeta, J. Jr (2009). Phylum Mollusca: chitons, clams, tusk shells, snails, squids, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 161-254.

additional source

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

status source

ICZN 1959. Opinion 560. Protection under the Plenary Powers of the specific name "parvula" Mörch, 1863, as published in the combination "Aplysia parvula" (Class Gastropoda). Opinions and declarations rendered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 20(27): 293-302





External Links

GenBank (12 nucleotides; 8 proteins)
Barcode of Life
Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection


Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2014). Aplysia parvula Mörch, 1863. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138757




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