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Limapontia capitata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Limapontioidea
Genus  Limapontia
Higher classification  Limapontia
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Limapontiidae
Scientific name  Limapontia capitata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Molluscs, Gastropods, Sacoglossa, Tenellia adspersa, Alderia

Limapontia capitata is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Limapontiidae.

The type locality is Baltic Sea.

Taxonomy

According to Pruvot-Fol (1954) and Abbott (1974) this species should be named as Limopontia nigra (Müller, 1773). Other authors however prefer the name Limopontia capitata (Müller, 1774) and then Limopontia nigra Johnston, 1836 should be regarded a synonym of Limopontia capitata.

In contrast to Pruvot-Fol (1954), but according to Thompson (1976), Gascoigne (1978), McKay & Smith (1979) and Cattaneo & Barletta (1984) Limopontia capitata and Limopontia depressa are considered as two separate species.

References

Limapontia capitata Wikipedia


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