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Cyerce nigricans on Chlorodesmis fastigiata. Locality: Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. The length of the slug is about 4 cm.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Opisthobranchia
clade Sacoglossa
clade Plakobranchacea
Superfamily: Limapontioidea
Family: Caliphyllidae
Tiberi, 1881
  • Phyllobranchidae Bergh, 1871 (inv.)
  • Polybranchiidae O'Donoghue, 1929
  • Lobiferidae Pruvot-Fol, 1947
  • Phyllobranchillidae Risbec, 1953

Caliphyllidae is a taxonomic family of sacoglossan sea slugs. These are marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the clade Sacoglossa.[1]

This family has no subfamilies.


There are five genera in the family Caliphyllidae:[2][3]

Genera brought into synonymy 
  • Branchophyllum Pruvot-Fol, 1947 : synonym of Polybranchia Pease, 1860
  • Lobifera Pease, 1866 : synonym of Polybranchia Pease, 1860
  • Phyllobranchillus Pruvot-Fol, 1933 : synonym of Polybranchia Pease, 1860
  • Phyllobranchus Alder & Hancock, 1864 : synonym of Polybranchia Pease, 1860


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1–2).
  2. ^ Jensen K. R. (1996). "Phylogenetic systematics and classification of the Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia)". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B Biological Sciences 351(1335 ): 91-122. doi:10.1098/rstb.1996.0006.
  3. ^ Händeler, K.; Grzymbowski, Y. P.; Krug, P. J.; Wägele, H. (2009). "Functional chloroplasts in metazoan cells - a unique evolutionary strategy in animal life". Frontiers in Zoology. 6: 28. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-6-28. PMC 2790442. PMID 19951407.