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Cuthona sibogae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

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

Superfamily: Fionoidea
Family: Tergipedidae
Subfamily: Cuthoninae
Genus: Cuthona
Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Catriona Winckworth, 1941
  • Cuthonella Bergh, 1884 (invalid)
  • Diaphoreolis Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923 (placed on Official Index by ICZN Opinion 777)
  • Montagua Fleming, 1822 (invalid: junior homonym of Montagua Leach, 1814)
  • Njurja Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1960
  • Precuthona Odhner, 1929
  • Xenocratena Odhner, 1940

Cuthona is a genus of nudibranch in the family Tergipedidae.[1]


Cuthona species feed on hydroids, and have uniseriate radulae with polydentate radular teeth.[2]

Taxonomic history[edit]

The type species of Cuthona is Cuthona nana, (Alder & Hancock, 1842). Cuthona is the type genus of the subfamily Cuthoninae Odhner, 1934.[3]


Species in the genus Cuthona include:[1]

Species brought into synonymy
  • Cuthona abyssicola (Bergh, 1884): synonym of Cuthonella abyssicola Bergh, 1884
  • Cuthona bractea Burn, 1962: synonym of Tularia bractea (Burn, 1962)
  • Cuthona hiemalis Roginskaya, 1987: synonym of Cuthonella hiemalis (Roginskaya, 1987)
  • Cuthona japonica Baba, 1937: synonym of Godiva japonica (Baba, 1937)
  • Cuthona marisalbi Roginskaya, 1963: synonym of Cuthona concinna (Alder & Hancock, 1843)
  • Cuthona peregrina (Gmelin, 1791): synonym of Cratena peregrina (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Cuthona schraderi (Pfeffer in Martens & Pfeffer, 1886): synonym of Guyvalvoria paradoxa (Eliot, 1907) (nomen dubium)
  • Cuthona stimpsoni A. E. Verrill, 1879: synonym of Flabellina salmonacea (Couthouy, 1838)


  1. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2012). Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-06-05
  2. ^  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ WoRMS (2014). Cuthoninae Odhner, 1934. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2015-01-27
  4. ^ Valdés, Á.; Moran, A.L.; Woods, H.A. 2012: Revision of several poorly known Antarctic aeolid nudibranch species (Mollusca: Gastropoda), with the description of a new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 92(5): 1161-1174. doi:10.1017/S0025315411000348
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp

External links[edit]

  • Data related to Cuthona at Wikispecies