August 19, 2019

Nudibranch & Sea Slug ID Resources

🐌 Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs Identification: Indo-Pacific book, Vol 2, by Gosliner, Valdés, and Behrens (available in print and online from New World Publications)

🐌 Reef Creature Identification 3rd EDITION: Florida Caribbean Bahamas, by Paul Humann, Ned DeLoach and Les Wilk (available in print and online from New World Publications)

🐌 Nudibranch Behavior, by Behrens (available in print and online from New World Publications)

🐌 The now reference-only Sea Slug Forum (http://www.seaslugforum.net)

🐌 An article I want to read behind a $50 paywall:
Title
Reading between the lines: revealing cryptic species diversity and colour patterns in Hypselodoris nudibranchs (Mollusca: Heterobranchia: Chromodorididae)
Abstract
A molecular phylogeny is presented for 48 species of the genus Hypselodoris (Family: Chromodorididae), which incorporated 64 newly sequenced specimens. Hypselodoris is monophyletic and divided into clades that exhibit varying support. Novel diversity was found, with the distinctness of 17 new species of Hypselodoris supported by the molecular phylogeny, subsequent species delimitation analysis and morphological data. The following species are described here: Hypselodoris alburtuqali Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris brycei Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris cerisae Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris confetti Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris iba Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris juniperae Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris katherinae Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris lacuna Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris melanesica Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris paradisa Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris perii Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris roo Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris rositoi Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris skyleri Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris variobranchia Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov., Hypselodoris violacea Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov. and Hypselodoris yarae Gosliner & Johnson sp. nov. Further examination of colour patterns supports previous suggestions that inheritance of colour patterns from common ancestors occurs, as do convergences, driven by Müllerian mimicry.

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August 14, 2019

Cleaner Shrimp ID Resources

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June 23, 2019

🗝 Keys to Equisetum species

These keys all need the vegetative stalks in addition to the reproductive ones.

American Fern Journal (you need an ID to read it, but it's free for a limited number of articles per month):
🗝 https://www.jstor.org/stable/1543973?read-now=1&seq=3#metadata_info_tab_contents

eFloras.org:
🗝 http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=111897

LSA Herbarium, University of Michigan:
🗝 https://www.michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Equisetum

The Jepson Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley:
🗝 http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?key=9816

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