OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Opisthobranchia Aplysiidae 

Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Patella auricularia Lightfoot, 1786
   Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786)
   Dolabella callosa Lamarck, 1801
   Dolabella scapula Pilsbry, 1896
   Dolabella agassizi MacFarland, 1918


also Indian Ocean, Southern Pacific, common on the Pacific coasts of Japan from Boshu southwards and west coast of America

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapanRyukyu Islands (Loo-Chu Islands, Nansi-Shoto)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)Hawaiian IslandsHawaii
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.35 


feeds on: sea grass and algae [also small animals (formainifers, sponges, warms, ...)]


 Baba, K. 1949. p.128 Pl. VI, fig. 20, text figs. 15-16 [description, distribution, key]  General reference
 Bebbington, A. 1974. p.73 figs 8 and 7D, E [description, distribution]  General reference
 Brodie G.D & Brodie J.E 1990. p.56 Checklist
 Fretter V. & Ko Bun Hian 1984. p.193 [reproductive system]  Anatomy
 Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.59 General reference


                    Aplysiidae Lamarck, 1809
                      Dolabella Lamarck, 1801
                        Dolabella auricularia (Lightfoot, 1786)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=40530) created by Opistobranch Import on 2001-03-28. Record last updated by benamy on 2002-11-05.