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Armina californica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
(unranked): clade Euarminida
Superfamily: Arminoidea
Rafinesque, 1814

See text.

Arminoidea is a superfamily of small sea slugs, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Nudibranchia.[1]

Arminoidea is the only superfamily in the clade Euarminida.


A study, published in 2000,[2] has demonstrated that Arminoidea is paraphyletic.

The taxonomy of the Arminoidea in the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005)[3] contains two families as follows:


  1. ^ Charles F. Sturm; Timothy A. Pearce; Ángel Valdés (2006). The Mollusks: A Guide to Their Study, Collection, and Preservation. ISBN 1-58112-930-0. 
  2. ^ Wägele H. & Willan R. C. (September 2000). "Phylogeny of the Nudibranchia". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 1 (1): 83–181. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2000.tb02196.x. 
  3. ^ Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997.