Umbraculum umbraculum

(Lightfoot, 1786)

Also known as: Umbraculum mediterraneum

Umbraculum umbraculum
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Umbraculida
Family:Umbraculidae
Species:Umbraculum umbraculum

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6407
Fifty years ago it was speculated that only one species of Umbraculum exists throughout the world (that is Umbraculum umbraculum), and this idea has now been proven genetically. So this one must be called Umbraculum umbraculum regardless where it comes from.

The name Umbraculum mediterraneum is no longer valid (that is, it is a junior synonym of Umbraculum umbraculum).

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #21640
This looks like it is sitting on a huge ribbon of eggs?

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3312
It is extraordinarily rare to record this species in tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean.

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Pictures of Umbraculum umbraculum

Umbraculum umbraculum from Sydney, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Umbraculum umbraculum from Sydney, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 6 years ago
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