Philinoidea

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Philinoidea
Chelidonura varians.jpg
Chelidonura varians
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Euopisthobranchia
clade Cephalaspidea
Superfamily: Philinoidea
Gray, 1850
Families

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Philinoidea is a taxonomic superfamily of sea slugs, specifically headshield slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Cephalaspidea.

Anatomy[edit]

They are generally small animals, and have no shell or gills. Unlike some related forms, the visceral mass is not sharply set off from the rest of the body.[1]

Families[edit]

Families within the superfamily Philinoidea include (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Robert D. (1982). Invertebrate Zoology. Philadelphia, PA: Holt-Saunders International. p. 376. ISBN 0-03-056747-5. 

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