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A live individual of Berthella martensi on a coral reef in East Timor
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A live individual of Berthella ornata, in situ, head end towards the upper right, but head retracted due to partial exposure to the air at low tide
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Pleurobranchomorpha
Superfamily: Pleurobranchoidea
Family: Pleurobranchidae
Genus: Berthella
De Blainville, 1824 [1]

Berthella is a genus of sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Pleurobranchidae.[1]


Species within the genus Berthella include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Berthella kaniae Sphon, 1972: synonym of Berthella martensi (Pilsbry, 1896)
  • Berthella postrema Burn, 1962: synonym of Berthella stellata (Risso, 1826)
  • Berthella tupala Er. Marcus, 1957: synonym of Berthella stellata (Risso, 1826)


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2012). Berthella Blainville, 1824. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marine*.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138361[permanent dead link] on 2012-06-06
  • Nomenclator Zoologicus info
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213

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