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Janolus fuscus 4.jpg
close-up of anterior end of Janolus fuscus, family Proctonotidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura

Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Dexiarchia
Schrödl et al., 2001

The Dexiarchia are a suborder of sea slugs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the order Nudibranchia.[1] This classification is based on the study by Schrödl et al., published in 2001, who recognized within this clade two clades Pseudoeuctenidiacea and Cladobranchia.[2]


Clade Pseudoeuctenidiacea ( = Doridoxida)[edit]

Clade Cladobranchia ( = Cladohepatica)[edit]

Contains the subclades Euarminida, Dendronotida and Aeolidida

Subclade Euarminida[edit]

Subclade Dendronotida[edit]

Subclade Aeolidida[edit]


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia 47 (1–2). 
  2. ^ M. Schrödl, H. Wägele & R.C. Willan (2001). "Taxonomic rediscrioption of the Doridoxidae (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia), an enigmatic family of deep water nudibranchs with discussion of the basal nudibranch phylogeny". Zoologischer Anzeiger 240: 83–97. doi:10.1078/0044-5231-00008.