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Hypselodoris picta on SS Rosslyn, 300412.JPG
Felimare picta on SS Rosslyn
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Felimare
Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1967
Type species
Felimare bayeri Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1967

Felimare is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Chromodorididae.[1]

Taxonomic history[edit]

Felimare was described by Eveline & Ernst Marcus in 1967 but treated as a synonym of Hypselodoris until 2012 when it was brought back into use for an eastern Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean clade revealed by molecular (DNA) techniques.[2]


Species brought into synonymy
  • Felimare midatlantica (Gosliner, 1990): synonym of Felimare tricolor (Cantraine, 1835)


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Caballer, M. (2012). Felimare. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2012-05-01
  2. ^ Johnson R.F. & Gosliner T.M. (2012) Traditional taxonomic groupings mask evolutionary history: A molecular phylogeny and new classification of the chromodorid nudibranchs. PLoS ONE 7(4): e33479
  3. ^ Ortigosa, D. & Valdés, A., (2015) A new species of Felimare (formerly Mexichromis)(Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia: Chromodorididae) from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Nautilus-Sanibel.