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Cuthona sibogae.jpg
Cuthona sibogae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
clade Aeolidida

Superfamily: Fionoidea
Family: Tergipedidae
Subfamily: Cuthoninae
Genus: Cuthona
Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Catriona Winckworth, 1941 ?
  • Diaphoreolis Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923 (placed on Official Index by ICZN Opinion 777)
  • Montagua Fleming, 1822 (invalid: junior homonym of Montagua Leach, 1814)
  • Njurja Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1960
  • Precuthona Odhner, 1929
  • Xenocratena Odhner, 1940

Cuthona is a genus of nudibranch in the family Tergipedidae.[1]


Cuthona species feed on hydroids, and have uniseriate radulae with polydentate radular teeth.[2]

Taxonomic history[edit]

The type species of Cuthona is Cuthona nana, (Alder & Hancock, 1842). Some authorities consider the genera Catriona and Trinchesia to be synonymous with Cuthona.


Species in the genus Cuthona include:[1]

Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2015-02-09
  2. ^ Gosliner, Terrence (1981). "A New Species of Tergipedid Nudibranch from the Coast of California". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 47 (2): 200–205. 
  3. ^ Valdés, Á.; Moran, A.L.; Woods, H.A. 2012: Revision of several poorly known Antarctic aeolid nudibranch species (Mollusca: Gastropoda), with the description of a new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 92(5): 1161-1174. doi:10.1017/S0025315411000348
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp

External links[edit]

  • Data related to Cuthona at Wikispecies