Thecacera pacifica ( Bergh, 1884 )

Tibiriçá, Yara, Pola, Marta & Cervera, Juan Lucas, 2017, Astonishing diversity revealed: an annotated and illustrated inventory of Nudipleura (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) from Mozambique, Zootaxa 4359 (1), pp. 1-133: 71

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Thecacera pacifica ( Bergh, 1884 )


Thecacera pacifica ( Bergh, 1884) 

( Figure 23 I –JView FIGURE 23)

Material examined. Three specimens. MHN-YT1349, NKA, 13 Jun. 2014, 19m, 15mm; MB28-004 909, NKA, 13 Jun. 2014, 18m, 9mm; MB28-0 0 4962, ZSC, 28 Jan. 2015, 21m, 18mm.

Habitats. Subtropical rocky reefs and tropical coral reefs.

Occurrences. Zavora, Nacala and Nuarro.

Geographic distribution. Indo-west, central Pacific. Hawaii, Japan, Vanuatu, Philippines, Indonesia (Gosliner et al. 2008), Australia (Nimbs et al. 2016), Red Sea (Gosliner et al. 2008), South Africa ( Gosliner 1987) and Mozambique ( Macnae & Kalk 1958 as T. inhacae  ).

Remarks. The two specimens found in northern Mozambique exhibit additional bluish-black stripes posterior to the gill and on the lateral dorsum ( Fig. 22 DView FIGURE 22). The other specimen from the south lacks these stripes, and matches Bergh’s description (1883). Additional stripes appear to be merely a colour variation, but further studies are needed to confirm this hypothesis.


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