January 24, 2000
From: Miquel Pontes
We would like to know the etymology (origin of the name) of Facelina rubrovittata. We found this nudibranch in June 1998 in Cala Llevadó (Costa Brava, Spain) on a rocky bottom at 10 meters below the surface.
firstname.lastname@example.orgPontes, M., 2000 (Jan 24) Facelina rubrovittata from Spain. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1774
It's helpful when authors give the origins of their names but in earlier times they seldom did. Some are based on simple Ancient Greek and Latin adjectives and are fairly easy to work out, others more difficult.
"rubro" = red and "vittata" = streaked, refers to the 5 rows of broken red lines this species usually has.
Other common adjectives often found in names are:
maculata = with irregular spots, blotches
punctata = spotted
lineata = with lines
Re: Facelina rubrovittata feeding
From: Dominique Horst, April 7, 2009
Re: Facelina rubrovittata from southern France
From: Dominique Horst, February 11, 2008
Is this Facelina rubrovittata ?
From: Cristian Magnani, August 29, 2006
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From: Baki Yokes, November 23, 2001
Re: Aeolid from Italy
From: Juan Lucas Cervera, July 19, 2001
Facelina rubrovittata from southern France
From: Jean-Pierre Bielecki , June 7, 2001
Facelina rubrovittata from Southern Spain
From: Alma Sánchez , January 25, 2001
Aeolid from Italy
From: Erwin Koehler, September 27, 2000