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Family Flabellinidae, the Spanish shawl
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

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

Cuvier, 1798[1]


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The Aeolidida is a taxonomic clade of sea slugs, specifically aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Cladobranchia.[2] They are distinguished from other nudibranchs by their possession of cerata containing cnidosacs. [3]



  1. ^ Cuvier, G. L. C. F. D. 1798. Tableau Élémentaire de l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux, xvi + 710 pp., 14 pls.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1-2). 
  3. ^ OPK - Opisthobranquis: Aeolidida