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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Heterobranchia
Clade: Euthyneura
Clade: Nudipleura
Order: Nudibranchia
Clade: Dexiarchia
Infraorder: Cladobranchia
Clade: Aeolidida
Superfamily: Fionoidea
Family: Cuthonidae
Genus: Cuthona
Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • 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. Most Cuthona species were transferred to other genera as a result of DNA phylogeny studies in 2016 and 2017.[3][4]


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. ^ Cella, K; Carmona Barnosi, L.; Ekimova, I; Chichvarkhin, A; Schepetov, D; Gosliner, T. M. (2016). A radical solution: The phylogeny of the nudibranch family Fionidae. PLoS ONE. 11(12): e0167800.
  4. ^ Korshunova, T.; Martynov, A.; Picton, B. (2017). Ontogeny as an important part of integrative taxonomy in tergipedid aeolidaceans (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) with a description of a new genus and species from the Barents Sea. Zootaxa. 4324(1): 1.
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ Valdés A., Medrano S. & Bhave V. (2016). "A new species of Cuthona Alder and Hancock, 1855 (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Nudibranchia: Tergipedidae) from the Caribbean Sea". The Nautilus 130(2): 72-78.
  • 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