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Eubranchus sp.
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: Eubranchidae
Odhner, 1934[1]
Genera and species

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Eubranchidae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Aeolidioidea, the aeolid nudibranchs.[2]

Taxonomic history[edit]

The genera in this family were moved to the family Fionidae as a result of a molecular phylogenetics study.[3] This was reversed in 2017 with further DNA evidence and a re-interpretation of genus and family characteristics.[4]

Genera and species[edit]

Genera and species within the family Eubranchidae include:[2]

Subfamilies and genera brought into synonymy:

  • Amphorina Quatrefages, 1844: synonym of Eubranchus Forbes, 1838
  • Capellinia Trinchese, 1874: synonym of Eubranchus Forbes, 1838
  • Dunga Eliot, 1902: synonym of Eubranchus Forbes, 1838
  • Egalvina Odhner, 1929: synonym of Eubranchus Forbes, 1838
  • Galvina Alder & Hancock, 1855: synonym of Eubranchus Forbes, 1838
  • Nudibranchus Martynov, 1998: synonym of Eubranchus Forbes, 1838
  • Produnga Martynov, 1998: synonym of Eubranchus Forbes, 1838


  1. ^ Odhner, N. H. 1934. The Nudibranchiata. British Antarctic (“Terra Nova”) Expedition, 1910. British Museum (Natural History) Natural History Report, Zoology 7(5):229-310, pls. 1-3.
  2. ^ a b Caballer, M.; Bouchet, P. (2015). Eubranchidae. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2015-12-26
  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.