Cadlina sparsa

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Dark-spot cadlina
Cadlina sparsa from Pillar Point, California.jpg
Cadlina sparsa from Pillar Point, California
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Cadlinidae
Genus: Cadlina
Species: C. sparsa
Binomial name
Cadlina sparsa
(Odhner, 1921)

Cadlina sparsa, common name the dark-spot cadlina, is a species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cadlinidae.[1]



The maximum recorded body length is 10 mm.[2]


Minimum recorded depth is 2 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 8 m.[2]


  1. ^ Rudman W.B. (1984) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: a review of the genera. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 81 (2/3): 115-273. page(s): 243 Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-02-29
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The “Island Rule” and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.