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Pteraeolidia ianthina
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: Facelinidae
Genus: Pteraeolidia
Bergh, 1875[1][2]
Type species
Pteraeolidia semperi (Bergh, 1870)

Pteraeolidia is a genus of sea slugs, aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Facelinidae.[3]


Species within the genus Pteraeolidia include:

A recent study suggests that there are many species of Pteraeolidia in the Indo-Pacific region.[4]


  1. ^ Bergh R. (1875). Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 25: Abh., 652.
  2. ^ Bergh, R. 1875. Neue Nacktschnecken der Südsee, malacologische Untersuchungen. Journal des Museum Godeffroy, 8: 185-232, pls 7-11.
  3. ^ Bouchet, P. (2015). Pteraeolidia. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2015-10-07
  4. ^ Wilson N.G. & Burghardt I. (2015). Here be dragons – phylogeography of Pteraeolidia ianthina (Angas, 1864) reveals multiple species of photosynthetic nudibranchs (Aeolidina: Nudibranchia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 175(1): 119-133.

Further reading[edit]

  • SEM images of the radula can be found at Thompson; Bebbington (1973). "Scanning electron microscope studies of gastropod radulae". Malacologia. 14: 147–165. 
  • Bergh, L. S. R. 1890. Die cladohepatischen Nudibranchien. Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abtheilung für Systematik Geographie und Biologie der Thiere 5:1-75.
  • Bergh, L. S. R. 1892. Malacologische Untersuchungen. In: Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen von Dr. Carl Gottfried Semper. Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Band 2, Theil 3, Heft 18, pp. 995–1165.
  • Bergh, L. S. R. 1905a. Die Opisthobranchiata der Siboga-Expedition. Monographie 50, pp. 1–248, pls. 1-20.
  • Thiele, J. 1992. Handbook of Systematic Malacology, part 2 (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata). Scientific editors of Translation: Rüdiger Bieler & Paula M. Mikkelsen. xiv + 1189 pp. Smithsonian Institution Libraries & National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. ; page 748
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp