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Cratena capensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
clade Aeolidida
Superfamily: Aeolidioidea
Family: Facelinidae
Subfamily: Crateninae
Genus: Cratena
Bergh, 1864
Type species
Doris peregrina Gmelin, 1791

Rizzolia Trinchese, 1877

Cratena is a genus of sea slugs, aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Facelinidae.[1]

Cratena is the type genus of the subfamily Crateninae.


Species within the genus Cratena include:

Taxa inquerenda
  • Cratena cornuta (Risbec, 1928)
  • Cratena diffusa (Risbec, 1928)
  • Cratena grisea (Risbec, 1928)
Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Cratena. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-07-22
  2. ^ Marcus, E. du B.-R. 1957: Notes on some opisthobranch gastropods from the Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake science, 13(4): 300-317. doi:10.2307/1351113 JSTOR

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