17 de enero de 2023

Eastern Pacific Nudibranch News - Revisions in Genus Coryphella

Pacific Northwest nudibranch observers: Two new name changes, but you don't have to do anything.

1) Predaceous Aeolis (Himatina trophina) has a new genus name once again. The current name is now Coryphella trophina. I have retained the old common name (Predaceous Aeolis) for clarity.

2) Coryphella pseudoverrucosa is no longer a separate species. It is now considered a junior subjective synonym of Coryphella verrucosa (Red-fingered Aeolis).

In both cases, you do not have to go back and rename your Observations, it happened automatically when I did the taxon swaps.

Citation: Ekimova, I.; Valdés, Á.; Malaquias, M. A. E.; Rauch, C.; Chichvarkhin, A.; Mikhlina, A.; Antokhina, T.; Chichvarkhina, O.; Schepetov, D. (2022). High-level taxonomic splitting in allopatric taxa causes confusion downstream: a revision of the nudibranch family Сoryphellidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. , available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab109

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11 de noviembre de 2022

Are you an iNat Maverick? Time to Marie Condo your IDs.

End-of-Year Cleanup Time. 'Tis the annual season to find out how badly you have been misidentifying things. I just Marie Condo'd my identifications, and despite the repeated eyerolling at my own goofs ("How did I identify it as THAT?"), I feel much better that at least they're now corrected.

Want to do your own ID cleanse? Paste in the following, then cut and substitute anudibranchmom for your own user name:

https://www.inaturalist.org/identifications?user_id=anudibranchmom&category=maverick

Now won't you feel better?

;-)

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08 de noviembre de 2022

California Tidepooler's Alert: Rare Fossil Species Alive (!) in Santa Barbara County

Jeff Goddard's paper, and a nice article from UCSB, came out yesterday. Congratulations Jeff!

What to look for: Cymatioa cooki is a beautiful little clam with a long, white-striped foot. It was first seen in November 2018, and the other specimens were also found Nov-Mar, so winter might be a good time to spot more of these beauties.

The easy read: https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2022/020757/needle-coastal-haystack

Jeff's paper: zookeys.pensoft.net/article/95139/list/9/

I was honored to be tidepooling with Jeff on the day he found the first one, and got a bit of video that shows it's odd, vigorous way of moving. The audio also captures our puzzlement and the fact that I may have seen another one earlier that day, but was too busy hunting for nudibranchs to realize what I'd seen! Classic me.
:-O https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/31128212317/in/photostream/

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23 de agosto de 2022

Nudibranch Common Names

I am synonymizing all Eastern Pacific nudibranch English common names with the new edition: Behrens et al, "Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs of the Eastern Pacific," 2022. This means that some of your old faves (Hermissenda crassicornis, Abronia abronica, Acanthodoris lutea, etc) will have slightly different, possibly new-to-you primary common names. Yes, your old favorite names are still retained. Ah, change...

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06 de agosto de 2022

E. Pacific Nudibranch News: Sclerodoris tanya has returned to Doris tanya

After eight years in the genus Sclerodoris, this unusual sponge-mimicking dorid has gone back to its earlier genus name. Welcome back, Doris tanya.

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1406713-Doris-tanya

https://www.molluscabase.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=581806

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18 de julio de 2022

E. Pacific Nudibranch News: Now available: New edition of Behrens, et al Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs of the Eastern Pacific

It's been 17 years since the last edition, and the new "Nudibranch Bible" for the West Coast of the US, Canada and Mexico is terrific!

Softcover is available now at MolaMarine.com or Amazon.
Link: https://www.molamarine.com/

Description: This complete and colorful guide covers all of the 370+ species of shallow-water sea slugs known to occur from Alaska to Central America. In addition to size, range, and habitat descriptions, it also provides information on color variations, eggs, and convenient tips on how to distinguish them from similar species. Richly illustrated with color photos contributed by over 50 of the best "nudie" photographers on the west coast, it is an essential refererence for divers, beachcombers, underwater photographers, and anyone else with an interest in this fascinating group.

Enjoy!

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12 de junio de 2022

E. Pacific Nudibranch News - Long's Aeolid found in Channel Islands

I've been travelling so apologies in advance if you already know this. A rare and beautiful Mexican nudibranch -- Long's Aeolid (Cuthona longi) -- was photographed in the Channel Islands on May 27 by Douglas Klug. Terrific photos may be seen on Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/2nr1QR3

I added this species to the California Sea Slug Guide: https://www.inaturalist.org/guides/40

:-)

@jeffgoddard @tomleeturner @taco_night @uwkwaj @acastelein @imlichentoday @marco_mazza @ivan12 @craigahoover @passiflora4 @seaslugin @diveindk

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20 de mayo de 2022

E. Pacific Nudibranch News - Goodbye Orienthella, Welcome Back Coryphella

Scientific name changes following a recent paper for a number of Eastern Pacific nudibranch species:

1) Three-lined Aeolid (old: Orienthella trilineata) is now Coryphella trilineata.

2) Cooper's Aeolid (old: Orienthella cooperi) is now Coryphella cooperi.

3) Predaceous Aeolis (old: Himatina trophina) is now Coryphella trophina.

4) Coryphella pseudoverrucosa is no longer a separate species. It is now considered a junior subjective synonym of Coryphella verrucosa (Red-fingered Aeolis).

You do not have to go back and rename your Observations, all of these changes happened automatically. Genus Orienthella is now Inactive on iNat and should not be used for IDs.

Citation: Ekimova, I.; Valdés, Á.; Malaquias, M. A. E.; Rauch, C.; Chichvarkhin, A.; Mikhlina, A.; Antokhina, T.; Chichvarkhina, O.; Schepetov, D. (2022). High-level taxonomic splitting in allopatric taxa causes confusion downstream: a revision of the nudibranch family Сoryphellidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. , available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab109

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11 de marzo de 2022

E. Pacific Nudibranch News - New Name for Janna's Dorid: Genus Knoutsodonta now Genus Atalodoris

Since iNat follows WoRMS, and this new genus has been accepted by WoRMS, Genus Knoutsodonta - Hallas & Gosliner, 2015 is now Genus Atalodoris - Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923. Citation: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597122

Good news, do nothing!
If you have old Observations of Janna's Dorid, the name has automatically been changed to Atalodoris jannae and you don't need to do anything. The same is true for all the observations of the 15 other species in the genus.

The common name remains the same.

Genus Knoutsodonta is now Inactive and should not be used for Observation IDs. Citation: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=845525)

For now, I have included the undescribed Knoutsodonta sp-a in the genus name change to Atalodoris, though this may need further review.

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10 de diciembre de 2021