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Oxynoe olivacea.Oolivacea Mgiangrasso enhanced.jpg
View of the underside of Oxynoe olivacea
Lobiger viridis.png
Lobiger viridis on Caulerpa sp. Locality: Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. The length of the slug is about 5mm
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

Informal group Opisthobranchia
clade Sacoglossa
clade Oxynoacea

Superfamily: Oxynooidea
Family: Oxynoidae
Stoliczka, 1868 (1847)
  • Icarinae Gray, 1847
  • Lophocercinae Gray, 1847
  • Lobigeridae Pruvot-Fol, 1954
  • Oxynoeidae (spelling variation)

Oxynoidae is a family of sea snails, bubble snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Oxynooidea, an opisthobranch group.[1]

This family has no subfamilies.


The following three genera [2][3] or four[4] are included in the family Oxynoidae:

Invalid taxa placed in Oxynoidae include:[4]

  • Icarus gravesii Forbes, 1844 - type locality: Aegean Sea
  • Lophocercus krohnii A. Adams, 1854 - type locality: Hawaiian Islands :
  • Lophocercus sieboldii Krohn, 1847 - type locality: Messina, Italy : synonym of Oxynoe olivacea Rafinesque, 1814
  • Lophocercus viridis Pease, 1861 : synonym of Oxynoe viridis (Pease, 1861)


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1-2). 
  2. ^ Jensen, K. R. (1996). "Phylogenetic systematics and classification of the Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia)". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B Biological Sciences. 351 (1335): 91–122. doi:10.1098/rstb.1996.0006. 
  3. ^ Händeler, K.; Grzymbowski, Y. P.; Krug, P. J.; Wägele, H. (2009). "Functional chloroplasts in metazoan cells - a unique evolutionary strategy in animal life". Frontiers in Zoology. 6: 28. PMC 2790442Freely accessible. PMID 19951407. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-6-28. 
  4. ^ a b c d Jensen, K. R. (2007). "Biogeography of the Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia)" (PDF). Bonner zoologische Beiträge. 55 (3-4): 255–281.