Charcotiidae

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Charcotiidae
Frilled nudibranch.jpg
Leminda millecra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia

Superfamily: Metarminoidea
Family: Charcotiidae
Odhner, 1926
Genera

Charcotia
Leminda
Pseudotritonia

Synonyms[1]

Lemindidae Griffiths, 1985

Charcotiidae is a small family of sea slugs, nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs, in the clade Euthyneura. There are no subfamilies in Charcotiidae. [2]

Description[edit]

The Charcotiidae are a small family of nudibranchs with representatives in the Southern Ocean including South Africa.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The genus name is a tribute to Dr. Jean Charcot, who led the expedition which discovered this species.

Genera[edit]

Genera and species within the family Charcotiidae include:[1]

Names brought into synonymy:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2014). Charcotiidae Odhner, 1926. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196893 on 2015-02-15
  2. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1–2). 
  3. ^ Wägele, H. (1991) Studies on the morphology and anatomy of the Antarctic nudibranch genera Pseudotritonia Thiele, 1912 and Telarma Odhner, 1934 with a discussion of the family Charcotiidae Odhner, 1926 (Nudibranchia: Opisthobranchia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 101: 359-389.
  4. ^ Rudman, W.B., 2007 (February 21) Charcotia granulosa (Vayssiere, 1906). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.