Jim Lance

March 3, 2006
From: Bill Rudman

Dave Behrens has just let me know that Jim Lance passed away this week. He was one of the active team of opisthobranchs workers on the west coast of north and central America and described a number of species from the region, including Stiliger fuscovittatus, which has been a topic of discussion on the Forum in the last couple of days. I'm afraid I only knew Jim from his published work and a few helpful letters over the years.

  • Lance, J. R. 1961. A distributional list of southern California opisthobranchs. The Veliger, 4(2): 64-69.
  • Lance, J. R. 1962. Two new opisthobranch mollusks from southern California. The Veliger, 4(3):155-159, pl. 38.
  • Lance, J. R. 1962. A new Stiliger and a new Corambella (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) from the northwestern Pacific. The Veliger, 5(1): 33-38, pl. 6.
  • Lance, J. R. 1962b. A new species of Armina (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) from the Gulf of California. The Veliger 5(1): 51-54.
  • Lance, J. R. 1966. New distributional records of some northeastern Pacific opisthobranchiata (Mollusca: Gastropoda) with descriptions of two new species. The Veliger 9(1): 69-81.
  • Lance, J. R. 1967. The holotype of the abyssal dorid nudibranch Bathydoris aoica Marcus & Marcus, 1962. The Veliger 9(4): 410.
  • Lance, J. R. 1968. New panamic nudibranchs (Gastropoda; Opisthobranchia) from the Gulf of California. Transactions of the San Diego Society for Natural History 15(2): 3-13, pls. 1-2.
  • Lance, J. R. 1969. Portraits of California's colorful sea slugs. Oceans 1(5): 33-37.
  • Lance, J. R. 1980. Splendor in the sea. Discover 1(3): 58-63.
  • Lewbel, G. S. & James, R. L.. 1975. Detached epidermal sheaths of Lophogorgia chilensis as a food for Polycera atra. The Veliger, 17(4): 346.
  • Sphon, G. G., & James Robert Lance. 1968. An annotated list of nudibranchs and their allies from Santa Barbara county, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th series,
    36(3): 73-84.

I would like to pass on my sympathies to his family and friends
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Mar 3) Jim Lance. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16020

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