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Asteronotus cespitosus (van Hasselt, 1824)

215302  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:215302)

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(of Doris cespitosus van Hasselt, 1824) Hasselt J.C. van. (1824). In: A. Férussac. Extrait d'une lettre du Dr. J. C. van Hasselt au Prof. van Swinderen, sur mollusques de Java (traduit de l'Algem. konst en letterbode, 1824, nos. 2, 3, 4.) Tjuringe (île Java), le 25 mai 1823 (I). <em>Bulletin des Sciences Naturelle et de Géologie.</em> 3: 237-245., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4425159
page(s): 238; note: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4425160 [details]   
Description Up to 30 cm long. Distinctive, with ridges of large tubercles running down centre of body, and a series of tubercles...  
Description Up to 30 cm long. Distinctive, with ridges of large tubercles running down centre of body, and a series of tubercles running parallel to the margin. The body is firm leathery, colour varies from blackish-grey to brown, with paler tubercles and patches of white. This provides the species with camouflage well suited to its preferred habitat. The egg ribbon, in contrast, is pink. Habitat: under shallow rocks and boulders. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. N.B. many synonyms for this species exist. [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Asteronotus cespitosus (van Hasselt, 1824). Accessed at: http://molluscabase.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=215302 on 2020-10-21
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1998-09-02 09:02:48Z
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1998-09-03 12:31:29Z
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original description  (of Doris cespitosus van Hasselt, 1824) Hasselt J.C. van. (1824). In: A. Férussac. Extrait d'une lettre du Dr. J. C. van Hasselt au Prof. van Swinderen, sur mollusques de Java (traduit de l'Algem. konst en letterbode, 1824, nos. 2, 3, 4.) Tjuringe (île Java), le 25 mai 1823 (I). <em>Bulletin des Sciences Naturelle et de Géologie.</em> 3: 237-245., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4425159
page(s): 238; note: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4425160 [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Tsi, C. Y. & Ma, S. T. (1982). A preliminary checklist of the marine gastropoda and Bivalvia (Mollusca) of Hong Kong and southern China. In: Proceedings of the first international marine biological workshop: The marine flora and fauna of Hong Kong and southern China (ed. Morton, B.), vol. 1, pp431-458. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. [details]   

basis of record Marcus Ev. & Marcus Er. (1970). Some gastropods from Madagascar and west Mexico. <em>Malacologia.</em> 10(1): 181-223., available online at http://ia301506.us.archive.org/0/items/malacologia101970inst/malacologia101970inst.pdf [details]   

additional source Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Description Up to 30 cm long. Distinctive, with ridges of large tubercles running down centre of body, and a series of tubercles running parallel to the margin. The body is firm leathery, colour varies from blackish-grey to brown, with paler tubercles and patches of white. This provides the species with camouflage well suited to its preferred habitat. The egg ribbon, in contrast, is pink. Habitat: under shallow rocks and boulders. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. N.B. many synonyms for this species exist. [details]

Remark A. caespitosa in . [details]
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