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Cadlina luteomarginata.jpg
Yellow-edge cadlina, Cadlina luteomarginata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Euctenidiacea
clade Doridacea

Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Cadlinidae
Bergh, 1891
Type genus
Cadlina Bergh, 1878
2 genera

Cadlinidae is a family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Doridoidea. This family is within the clade Euctenidiacea.[2]

Molecular phylogenetic studies and their taxon-sampling schemes can have a strong influence of the resulting phylogeny. Research by R.F. Johnson in 2011[1] has shown that Cadlina does not belong to the family Chromodorididae. She has therefore brought back the name Cadlinidae from synonymy with Chromodorididae. She also included the genus Aldisa Bergh, 1878 in the family Cadlinidae.[1]


Genera within the family Cadlinidae include:

  • Aldisa Bergh, 1878[1]
  • Cadlina Bergh, 1878[1] - synonyms: Acanthochila Mörch, 1868; Echinochila Mörch, 1869; Inuda Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1967; Juanella Odhner, 1921


  1. ^ a b c d e Johnson R. F. (2011) "Breaking family ties: taxon sampling and molecular phylogeny of chromodorid nudibranchs (Mollusca, Gastropoda)". Zoologica Scripta 40(2): 137-157. DOI:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00457.x.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Cadlinidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-04-05

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