Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Sacoglossa > Suborder Plakobranchacea > Superfamily Limapontioidea > Family Limapontiidae > Genus Limapontia

Limapontia capitata (O. F. Müller, 1774)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LimapontiaJohnston, 1836accepted genus name
Actaeonia Agassiz, 1846 synonym
Acteonia Quatrefages, 1844 synonym
Cenia Alder & Hancock, 1848 synonym
Chalidis Quatrefages, 1844 synonym
Pontolimax Müller, 1848 synonym

Species group names

Chalidis caeruleus de Quatrefages, 1844 synonym
Chalidis nigricans de Quatrefages, 1844 synonym
Fasciola capitata Müller O.F., 1774 synonym
Limapontia nigra Johnston, 1835 synonym
Pontolimax varians Meyer & Möbius, 1865 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: slank limapontia sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: gewone schorreslak sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 German: breitköpfige Lanzettschnecke


original description

Muller, O.F. 1773-1774. Vermium terrestrium et fluviatilium, seu animalium infusoriorum, helminthicorum, et testaecorum, non marinorum, succincta historia. Vol. 1, unpaginated preface, bibliography and table of contents, 32 pp., and 1-136 [1773]; pars altera, 1-72, and unpaginated index 10 pp.[1774]; vol. 2, pp. I-XXVI [= 1-36], 1-214 [1774]. Havniæ [Copenhagen]& Lipsiæ [Leipzig], Heineck & Faber.

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

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.





External Links

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Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Limapontia capitata (O. F. Müller, 1774). 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:140229




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