Pontohedyle verrucosa

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Pontohedyle verrucosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Acochlidiacea
clade Microhedylacea
Family: Microhedylidae
Genus: Pontohedyle
Species: P. verrucosa
Binomial name
Pontohedyle verrucosa
(Challis, 1970)[1]

Microhedyle verrucosa Challis, 1970 (original combination)

Pontohedyle verrucosa is a species of sea slug, an acochlidian, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Microhedylidae.[2]

The radula of Pontohedyle verrucosa
Detail of radula of Pontohedyle verrucosa showing that the lateral radula tooth (left lateral plate = llp) is smooth, without a denticle


  1. ^ Challis D. A. (1970). "Hedylopsis cornuta and Microhedyle verrucosa, two new Acochlidiacea (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) from the Solomon Islands Protectorate". Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Biological Sciences 12: 29-40.
  2. ^ Jörger K. M., Norenburg J. L., Wilson N. G. & Schrödl M. (2012). "Barcoding against a paradox? Combined molecular species delineations reveal multiple cryptic lineages in elusive meiofaunal sea slugs". BMC Evolutionary Biology 12: 245. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-245.

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