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Tenellia adspersa.jpg
A live individual of Tenellia adspersa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Dexiarchia
clade Cladobranchia
clade Aeolidida

Superfamily: Fionoidea
Family: Tergipedidae
Bergh, 1889[1]

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Tergipedidae is a family of sea slugs, aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Fionoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[2]

Taxonomic history[edit]

The genera in this family were moved to the family Fionidae as a result of a molecular phylogenetics study.[3]


Genera within the family Tergipedidae include:[4]

Genera and subfamilies currently brought into synonymy
  • Diaphoreolis Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923: synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Hervia Bergh, 1871: synonym of Facelina Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Montagua Fleming, 1822: synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Njurja Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1960: synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Precuthona Odhner, 1929 - type genus of the subfamily Precuthoninae, synonym: Cuthonella Bergh, 1884:[2] synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Toorna Burn, 1964: synonym of Trinchesia Ihering, 1879
  • Xenocratena Odhner, 1940: synonym of Cuthona Alder & Hancock, 1855
  • Subfamily Cuthonellinae: synonym of Tergipedidae
  • Subfamily Tergipedinae Bergh, 1889: synonym of Tergipedidae
  • Subfamily Cuthoninae Odhner, 1934 - synonym: Trinchesiidae F. Nordsieck, 1972


  1. ^ Bergh R. (1889). In: Carus. Prodromus faunae mediterraneae 2: 209.
  2. ^ a b c d Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  3. ^ Cella, K; Carmona Barnosi, L.; Ekimova, I; Chichvarkhin, A; Schepetov, D; Gosliner, T. M. (2016). A radical solution: The phylogeny of the nudibranch family Fionidae. PLoS ONE. 11(12): e0167800.
  4. ^ http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138542 accessed 10 August 2010
  • Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.
  • Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. 2010. Nomenclator of bivalve families; with a classification of bivalve families by R. Bieler, J.G. Carter & E.V. Coan. Malacologia 52(2): 1-184.

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