Re: Corambe thompsoni from British Columbia

February 13, 2003
From: Dave Behrens

I understand that Martynov (1994a) reassigned the species to the genus Psammodoris. Then Valdés and Bouchet (1998) in their reorganization of Corambids have now placed it in the genus Loy Martynov, 1994.

Additionally we have recorded the species from Port Valdez, Alaska (Nora Foster, pers. comm.)

Dave Behrens

Dear Dave,
Thanks for reminding me of Martynov's publications which I have listed below. I am happy to follow Valdés & Bouchet, which means I should transfer Doridella sp. to Corambe

• Martynov,A.V. (1994a) Materials for the revision of nudibranchiate molluscs of the family Corambidae (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) Taxonomy. Communication 1. Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 73(10): 3-14.
• Martynov,A.V. (1994b) Materials for revision of nudibranch molluscs of the family Corambidae (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia). Part 2. The origin. Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 73(11): 36-43.
• Martynov, A.V. (1995) Materials for the Revision of the Nudibranch Family Corambidae (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia). Communication 2. Origin of the Corambidae. Hydrobiological Journal, 31(7): 59-67.[In English. Originally published in Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 73(11)]
• Valdes, Angel, & P. Bouchet. (1998) A blind abyssal Corambidae (Mollusca,
Nudibranchia) from the Norwegian Sea, with a reevaluation of the systematics of
the family. Sarsia, 83(1): 15-20.

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