Projektin Sea Slugs of Portugal Päiväkirja

26. maaliskuuta 2021

New species added to Portugal's checklist

The number of recorded species has increased significantly the past few days, including some notable observations:

  • @anaferro added the rare observation of Felimida binza in continental Portugal. The species had been previously recorded from the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira but this was the first time it was recorded from the mainland;
  • @anaclaudiaferreira added the first record for Portugal of Marionia gemmii. It was also the first record of the species on iNaturalist;
  • last but not least, an old record of a new species? A couple of observations I did in 2010 and uploaded to iNaturalist in 2016 stayed unidentified. But the recently described species Doris adrianae brought a new "suspect" to the scene and the confirmation of the identification meant the species got its range extended to Portugal (it was described from Galicia, Spain). Another first for Portugal and for iNaturalist.

Soon the Sea Slugs of Portugal project will turn 5 years old. Stay tuned for the evolution of our numbers in our next journal post. And keep those observations coming!

Lähetetty 26. maaliskuuta 2021 20:44 käyttäjältä jpsilva jpsilva | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

22. tammikuuta 2021

Range extended to the Exclusive Economic Zone of Portugal

Due to some species being pelagic it's only natural that the project includes records outside the territorial boundaries of Portugal but within its Exclusive Economic Zone. This adds one more species to the Project checklist, Fiona pinnata.

Lähetetty 22. tammikuuta 2021 15:01 käyttäjältä jpsilva jpsilva | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

13. tammikuuta 2021

A new species for Portugal

Toms et al. (2021) described 4 new species which had been previously identified as Limacia clavigera. One of those, Limacia inesae, is present in Portugal and can be distinguished more easily by the smaller size and the arrangement of the dorsal papillae in a single median line:


  • Toms J.A., Pola M., Von der Heyden S. & Gosliner T.M. (2021). Disentangling species of the genus Limacia O.F. Müller, 1781, from southern Africa and Europe using integrative taxonomical methods, with the description of four new species. Marine Biodiversity. 51(1): 1-31., available online at

Lähetetty 13. tammikuuta 2021 11:22 käyttäjältä jpsilva jpsilva | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

26. syyskuuta 2019

New post stamp collection with nudibranchs from Portugal

The Portuguese postal service (CTT) has released a small collection of post stamps with some of the most iconic nudibranchs species in Portugal. The collection and accompanying texts can be found here:

Lähetetty 26. syyskuuta 2019 00:37 käyttäjältä jpsilva jpsilva | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

18. elokuuta 2018

Change to "collection project"

I've changed this project to the new "collection" type so it gathers records automatically. Also included other opisthobranchs as most who are interested in nudibranchs have a wider interest in sea slugs in general.

Lähetetty 18. elokuuta 2018 19:48 käyttäjältä jpsilva jpsilva | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti