Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Nudibranchia > Suborder Dexiarchia > Infraorder Aeolidida > Superfamily Aeolidioidea > Family Facelinidae > Genus Facelina

Facelina bostoniensis (Couthouy, 1838)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

FacelinaAlder & Hancock, 1855accepted genus name
Acanthopsole Trinchese, 1874 synonym
Hervia Bergh, 1871 synonym

Species group names

Aeolis gigas Costa A., 1866 synonym
Eolidia jani Vérany, 1846 synonym
Eolidia panizzai Vérany, 1846 synonym
Eolis bostoniensis Couthouy, 1838 synonym
Eolis curta Alder & Hancock, 1843 synonym
Eolis drummondi Thompson W., 1844 synonym
Eolis tenuibranchialis Alder & Hancock, 1845 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: brede ringsprietslak sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: Boston facelina; facelina sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.
 French: facéline sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.
 German: Drummonds Fadenschnecke


original description

Couthouy J. P. (1838). Descriptions of new species of Mollusca and shells, and remarks on several Polypii, found in Massachussets Bay. Boston Journal of Natural History 2 (1): 53-111, pl. 1-3

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

Rosenberg, G. 2004. Malacolog Version 3.3.2: Western Atlantic gastropod database. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Barcode of Life (3 barcodes)
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Facelina bostoniensis (Couthouy, 1838). 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:139908




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