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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: Tergipedidae
Gray, 1857

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Fionidae is a family of sea slugs, aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Fionoidea.[1]

Taxonomic history[edit]

This family was expanded to include Tergipedidae, Eubranchidae and Calmidae as a result of a molecular phylogenetics study.[2]


Genera within the family Fionidae include:

Genera and subfamilies currently brought into synonymy
  • Diaphoreolis Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923: synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Hervia Bergh, 1871: synonym of Facelina Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Montagua Fleming, 1822: synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Njurja Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1960: synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Precuthona Odhner, 1929 - type genus of the subfamily Precuthoninae, synonym: Cuthonella Bergh, 1884: synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Toorna Burn, 1964: synonym of Trinchesia Ihering, 1879
  • Trinchesia Ihering, 1879
  • Xenocratena Odhner, 1940: synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Subfamily Cuthonellinae: synonym of Tergipedidae
  • Subfamily Tergipedinae Bergh, 1889: synonym of Tergipedidae
  • Subfamily Cuthoninae Odhner, 1934 - synonym: Trinchesiidae F. Nordsieck, 1972


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2010). Fionidae. In: MolluscaBase (2016). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2016-12-17.
  2. ^ 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.

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