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Clione limacina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Euopisthobranchia
clade Gymnosomata
Superfamily: Clionoidea
Family: Clionidae
Subfamily: Clioninae
Genus: Clione
Pallas, 1774[1]

Trichocyclus Eschscholtz, 1825

Clione is a genus of small floating sea slugs, pelagic marine gastropod mollusks in the family Clionidae, the sea angels.[2]

Clione is the type genus of the family Clionidae.[3]


Species within the genus Clione include:


  1. ^ Pallas P. S. (1774). Spic. Zool. 10: 28.
  2. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2012). Clione. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-07-23
  3. ^ Bouchet, Philippe; Rocroi, Jean-Pierre; Frýda, Jiri; Hausdorf, Bernard; Ponder, Winston; Valdés, Ángel & Warén, Anders (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  4. ^ Yamazaki, Tomoyasu; Kuwahara, Takashi (2017). "A new species of Clione distinguished from sympatric C. limacina (Gastropoda: Gymnosomata) in the southern Okhotsk Sea, Japan, with remarks on the taxonomy of the genus". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 83 (1): 19–26. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyw032. ISSN 0260-1230. 
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.
  • 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

Further reading[edit]

  • Gilmer R. W. & Lalli C. M. (1990). "Bipolar variation in Clione, a gymnosomatous pteropod". Am. Malacol. Union Bull. 8(1): 67-75.