The Proposal that Nudibranch Jorunna funebris 'Juvenile' is Precocious, a Distinct Phenotype or a New Species

KILBURN, Nicola and FRASER, Douglas (2017). The Proposal that Nudibranch Jorunna funebris 'Juvenile' is Precocious, a Distinct Phenotype or a New Species. The Sheffield Hallam University Natural Environment Research Transactions, 2 (1), 80-87.

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Abstract

During a survey of nudibranch diversity and abundance in Cambodian waters, two pairs of what has been heretofore regarded as the juvenile form of Jorunna funebris (Kelaart, 1859) were observed mating. At that time, it was not possible to collect specimens for further physiological investigation, so it cannot be concluded that this is actually a new species. This paper brings considerations from previous works to bear on the options that can explain this situation and suggests a course of action to investigate the hypotheses.

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Additional Information: Nicola Kilburn undertook this work whilst reading BSc Environmental Science at Sheffield Hallam University. She is currently based at the School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, where she is completing her MSc Oceanography. Dr Douglas Fraser is a member of staff in the Department of the Natural and Built Environment, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield.UK
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nudibranch, juvenile form, heterometaboly, taxonomy
Departments: Development and Society > Natural and Build Environment
Depositing User: Douglas Fraser
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 19:54
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15407

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