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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia

clade Dexiarchia

(unranked): clade Pseudoeuctenidiacea
Superfamily: Doridoxoidea
Bergh, 1899
Family: Doridoxidae
Bergh, 1899[1]
Type species
Doridoxa ingolfiana

Doridoxa Bergh, 1899

Doridoxidae, commonly known as doridoxid nudibranchs, are a small, enigmatic taxonomic family of shell-less sea slugs, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Nudibranchia within the clade Dexiarchia.[2]

Doridoxidae is the only family in the superfamily Doridoxoidea, within the clade Pseudoeuctenidiacea (= Doridoxida).


The family Doridoxidae is a small family with only one genus Doridoxa and three species:[3]


  1. ^ a b Bergh R. 1899. Nudibranchiate Gasteropoder. Den Danske Ingolf-Expedition, 2(3): 46 pp., 5 pls.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia 47 (1–2). 
  3. ^ Gofas, S. (2014). Doridoxidae Bergh, 1899. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2015-02-12
  4. ^ Barnard, K. H. 1963. Deep sea Mollusca from west of Cape Point, South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 46(17):407-452.