Polyceridae

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Polyceridae
Triopha catalinae 1.jpg
A live individual of Triopha catalinae in situ, head end towards the lower left
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Euctenidiacea
clade Doridacea

Superfamily: Polyceroidea
Family: Polyceridae
Alder & Hancock, 1845
Genera and species

See text.

Polyceridae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks within the superfamily Polyceroidea.

Taxonomy[edit]

The Polyceridae family is classified within the clade Doridacea, itself belonging to the clade Euctenidiacea within the clade Nudipleura (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

The family Polyceridae consists of the following subfamilies:

  • Polycerinae Alder & Hancock, 1845 - synonyms: Triopinae Gray, 1847, Euphuridae Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923
  • Kalinginae Pruvot-Fol, 1956
  • Nembrothinae Burn, 1967
  • Triophinae Odhner, 1941
    • tribe Triophini Odhner, 1941 - synonym: Kaloplocaminae Pruvot-Fol, 1954
    • tribe Limaciini Winckworth, 1951 - synonym: Lailinae Burn, 1967

Genera[edit]

Genera in the family Polyceridae include:[1]

  • Subfamily Kalinginae Pruvot-Fol, 1956
    • Genus Kalinga Alder & Hancock, 1864 - type genus in the subfamily Kalinginae
Genera brought into synonymy
  • Genus Cabrilla Fewkes, 1889: synonym of Triopha Bergh, 1880
  • Genus Euplocamus Philippi, 1836: synonym of Kaloplocamus Bergh, 1892
  • Genus Histiophorus Pease, 1860: synonym of Plocamopherus Rüppell in Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828
  • Genus Issa Bergh, 1881: synonym of Colga Bergh, 1880
  • Genus Issena Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923: synonym of Colga Bergh, 1880:
  • Genus Laila MacFarland 1905: synonym of Limacia Muller, 1781 [2]
  • Genus Peplidia Lowe, 1842: synonym of Plocamopherus Rüppell in Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828

References[edit]

  1. ^ Polyceridae http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=78308 accessed 28 February 2009
  2. ^ Vallès, Y.; Valdés, A.; Ortea, J. 2000. On the phanerobranch dorids of Angola (Mollusca, Nudibranchia): A crossroads of temperate and tropical species. Zoosystema, 22(1): 15-31.
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.