Hermaea bifida

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Hermaea bifida
Hermaea bifida.png
Drawing of Hermaea bifida from Kunstformen der Natur (1904)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Opisthobranchia
clade Sacoglossa
clade Plakobranchacea
Superfamily: Limapontioidea
Family: Hermaeidae
Genus: Hermaea
Species: H. bifida
Binomial name
Hermaea bifida
(Montagu, 1815)[1]
  • Doris bifida Montagu, 1815[1]
  • Hermaea hancockii Trinchese, 1877
  • Physopneumon carneum A. Costa, 1864
  • Physopneumon corneus [sic] (misspelling)

Hermaea bifida is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Hermaeidae.[2]


The type locality for this species is the coast of Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.[1][3] It occurs also in the North Atlantic Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea.


  1. ^ a b c Montagu G. (1815) "An account of some new and rare British shells and animals". Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 11(2): 179-204. Hermaea bifida is on pages 198-199. Plate 14, figure 2.
  2. ^ Gofas, S. (2015). Hermaea bifida (Montagu, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140092 on 2015-04-28
  3. ^ Jensen K. R. (November 2007). "Biogeography of the Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia)". Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55(2006)(3-4): 255–281.
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 180–213

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