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Glaucus atlanticus 1.jpg
Individuals of two species of Glaucidae: Glaucus atlanticus and Glaucus marginatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
clade Aeolidida

Superfamily: Aeolidioidea
Family: Glaucidae
Gray, 1827
Genera and species

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Glaucidae is a taxonomic family of blue, pelagic sea slugs, specifically aeolid nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Aeolidioidea. [1]


Genera within the family Glaucidae include:[1]

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Dadone Gistel, 1848: synonym of Glaucus Forster, 1777
  • Glaucilla Bergh, 1860: synonym of Glaucus Forster, 1777


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2013). Glaucidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species, Glaucidae Gray, 1827, Glaucus Forster, 1777 on 2014-06-11