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Doriopsilla albopunctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Euctenidiacea
clade Doridacea

Superfamily: Phyllidioidea
Family: Dendrodorididae
O'Donoghue, 1924

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Doridopsidae Alder & Hancock, 1864

Dendrodorididae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the Superfamily Phyllidioidea.


A maximum-parsimony analysis of the nucleotide sequence of the 16S mtDNA gene, performed in 2003, has shown that the family Dendrodoridae is paraphyletic.[1] Genera in the family Dendrodorididae presently include:


  1. ^ Valdés, Angel (2003). "Preliminary molecular phylogeny of the radula-less Dorids (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia), based on 16S MTDNA sequence data". Journal of Molluscan Studies. Oxford Journals. 69 (1): 75–80. doi:10.1093/mollus/69.1.75. ISSN 1464-3766. Retrieved 2010-02-01.