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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Aeolidioidea: Glaucidae

Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777

Range: 35°N to 32.2°S; 97°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 to 0 m (live 0 to 0 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 40  mm


Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777
Doris radiata Gmelin, 1791
Glaucus flagellum Blumenbach, 1803
Glaucus hexapterygius Cuvier, 1805
Glaucus eucharis Péron & Lesueur, 1810
Glaucus forsteri Lamarck, 1819
Glaucus distichoicus d'Orbigny, 1836
Glaucus longicirrhus Bergh, 1860
Hirudo marina Bergh, 1864
Glaucus marginatus Bergh, 1868


Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777, p. 49
[Basis of the current name]
Attributed to: Blumenbach (1800)
Type Locality: [South East Atlantic]
Range: 35°N to 32.2°S; 97°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 m (live 0 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 40 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: unlocalized; USA: Texas; Panama; ABC Islands: Aruba; Bermuda, Jamaica, Barbados, Brazil: Bahia, Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul; Chile, Oceanic
References: Marcus & Hughes (1974); Valdés et al. (2006) M

Glaucus distichoïcus d'Orbigny, 1836, p. 196-198 [1837], pl. 14, figs. 1-3 [1836]
Type Locality: à plus de cent cinquante lieus des côtes du Pérou, 20°S, 89-90°W (of Paris)
References: Sabelli et al. (1990) s

Glaucus eucharis Péron & Lesueur, 1810, 
References: Sabelli et al. (1990) s

Glaucus flagellum Blumenbach, 1803, 
References: Sabelli et al. (1990) s

Glaucus forsteri Lamarck, 1819, p. 300, [Blumenbach pl. 48; Péron, pl. 3, fig. 9]
Attributed to: Deshayes (1836)
Type Locality: les mers des climats chauds

Glaucus hexapterygius Cuvier, 1805, 
References: Sabelli et al. (1990) s

Glaucus longicirrhus Bergh, 1860, 
Attributed to: Reinhardt MS
References: Sabelli et al. (1990) s

Glaucus marginatus Bergh, 1868, 
Attributed to: Reinhardt MS

Hirudo marinis Bergh, 1864, p. 253
Attributed to: Breyn (1705); du Pont (1763)
Type Locality: Not stated
Range: 27.9°N ; 93.8°W
Maximum Reported Size: 10 mm
Distribution: USA: Flower Garden Banks
References: Abbott (1954c); Lipka (1974) NSEWM
Comments: In his synonymy of Glaucus atlanticus, Bergh (1864, 1884) cited Breyn (1705: 2054, pl. 2, fig. 4) and Dupont (1763: 57, pl. 3) for use of the name Hirudo marinis. Breyn, however said 'Hirudinis marini species', meaning "a species of marine leech" and Dupont used no name for the animal he described and illustrated. Hirudo marinis is thus a name first introduced in synonymy, by Bergh (1864). Abbott (1954) used Glaucus marina Du Pont, 1763 as a valid name. Abbott (1974) stated that Glaucus marinus Du Pont, 1777 is an invalid name, accidentally giving the date from Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777.

Doris radiata Gmelin, 1791, p. 3105, [du Pont act. angl. 53, pl. 3]
Type Locality: in Oceano

Partial List of References

Bergh, R. 1864. Anatomiske Bidrag til Kunskab om Aeoliderne Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter, Naturvidenskabelig og Mathematisk Afdeling (5)7 139-319, 9 pls.
d'Orbigny, A. 1836. Mollusques Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale 5 177-184, pls. 14, 24, 26-28, 30-32, 34-35, 37, 58. P. Bertrand: Paris. [True date: -- --- 1836.]
Forster, G. 1777. A Voyage round the world A Voyage Round the World 1 xx + 602 pp., 1 foldout map. B. White; J. Robson; P. Elmsly; and G. Robinson: London. [Stated date: post 1 Mar.]
Gmelin, J. F. 1791. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decima tertia Systema Naturae, 13th ed., vol. 1(6) 3021-3910. Lipsiae.
Lamarck, [J. B.] 1819. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres Histoire Naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres 6(1) vi + 343 pp. Author: Paris. [Stated date: -- Jun 1819.]

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