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Aeolidia papillosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
clade Aeolidida

Superfamily: Aeolidioidea
Family: Aeolidiidae
Orbigny, 1834
Genera and species
See text.
  • Eolidininae (Invalid: Placed on the Official Index by ICZN Opinion 780)
  • Pleurolidiidae
  • Protaeolidiellidae
  • Spurillidae

Aeolidiidae, the aeolid nudibranchs, are a family of sea slugs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks.[1]

Many feed on hydroids (anemones) and thus have highly serrated radular teeth.[2]


Genera and species within the Aeolidiidae include:

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Aeolis Menke, 1844: synonym of Aeolidia Cuvier, 1797
  • Eolidia Cuvier, 1816: synonym of Aeolidia Cuvier, 1797
  • Eolis Cuvier, 1805: synonym of Aeolidia Cuvier, 1797


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Aeolidiidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-06-07
  2. ^ Domínguez, M.; Troncoso, J. S.; García, F. J. (2008). "The family Aeolidiidae Gray, 1827 (Gastropoda Opisthobranchia) from Brazil, with a description of a new species belonging to the genus Berghia Trinchese, 1877". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 153 (2): 349–368. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00390.x.  edit
  3. ^ WoRMS (2010). Berghia Trinchese, 1877. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-03-08

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