Glaucus (gastropod)

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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: Glaucidae
Genus: Glaucus (gastropod)
Forster, 1777
Type species
Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777

See text

  • Dadone Gistel, 1848 (unnecessary substitute name for Glaucus Forster, 1777)
  • Glaucilla Bergh, 1860

Glaucus is the only genus of small sea slugs, aolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Aeolidioidea [1]

The synapomorphies between Glaucus and Glaucilla have made the maintenance of both genera irrelevant. Therefore Glaucus is regarded as the only genus within the family Glaucidae.[2]


Species within the genus Glaucus include:

Species brought into synonymy

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