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Philinopsis gardineri 

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Louise Pointon (2013)

 

 

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Summary

Philinopsis gardineri was discovered by Elliot in 1903 on Heron Island. It is an Opistibranch, a group of organisms that exhibit extremely diverse morphological forms and intensive adaptive radiation in order to occupy ecosystems all over the world. Records on Philinopsis gardineri indicate that it has a very wide Indo-West Pacific distribution and spends most of its life burrowed in sand.

Classification

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Gastropoda
Order
Cephalaspidea
Superfamily
Philinoidea
Family
Aglajidae
Genus
Philinopsis