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Opisthobranchia

(Order)

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A Subclass in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Order Opisthobranchia is a member of the Class Gastropoda. Here is the complete "parentage" of Opisthobranchia:

The Order Opisthobranchia is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Acochlidiidae

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Acteonidae

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Actinocyclidae

Actinocyclidae is a family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Doridoidea. This family is within the clade Euctenidiacea. [more]

Aegiretidae

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Aeolidiidae

Aeolidiidae, the aeolid nudibranchs, are a family of Nudibranchs. Many feed on hydroids(anemones) and thus have highly serrated radular teeth. [more]

Aglajidae

Aglajidae is a family of often colorful, medium-sized, sea slugs, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks. These are not nudibranchs; instead they are headshield slugs, in the clade Cephalaspidea. [more]

Akeridae

Akeridae is a small taxonomic family of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs belonging to the superfamily Akeroidea, the sea hares. The family, in its original spelling "Aceridae", has previously been attributed in error to Pilsbry, 1893. [more]

Aplysiidae

The superfamily Aplysioidea is a superfamily of mostly rather large sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Aplysiomorpha within the informal group Opisthobranchia. [more]

Aranucidae

Aranucidae is a family of sea slugs, nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Tritonioidea. [more]

Arminidae

Arminidae is a family of sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Arminoidea. [more]

Bathydorididae

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Bornellidae

Bornellidae is a family of sea snails or sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Tritonioidea. [more]

Boselliidae

Bosellia is a genus of sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks within the superfamily Placobranchoidea. [more]

Bullactidae

Haminoeidae, commonly known as the haminoeid bubble snail family, is a taxonomic family of sea snails, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Haminoeoidea. [more]

Bullidae

Bulla is a genus of medium to large hermaphrodite sea snails, shelled marine opisthobranch gastropod molluscs. These herbivorous snails are in the suborder Cephalaspidea, headshield slugs, and the order Opisthobranchia. [more]

Bullinidae

Bullinidae is a taxonomic family of small sea snails or bubble snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Acteonoidea. [more]

Caliphyllidae

Caliphyllidae is a taxonomic family of sacoglossan sea slugs. These are marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the clade Sacoglossa. [more]

Calmidae

Calmidae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs. These are specifically aeolid nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Fionoidea. [more]

Cavoliniidae

The family Cavoliniidae is a taxonomic group of small floating sea snails, pelagic marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks. [more]

Charcotiidae

Charcotiidae is a family of sea slugs, nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs, in the clade Euthyneura. There are no subfamilies in Charcotiidae. [more]

Chromodorididae

Chromodorididae are a taxonomic family of medium-sized to large, colorful, sea slugs; dorid nudibranchs in the superfamily Doridoidea. These are marine gastropod mollusks. [more]

Clionidae

Clionidae is a family of sea angels, which are a group of pelagic marine gastropods. [more]

Cliopsidae

Cliopsidae, common name sea angels, are a taxonomic family of small free-swimming sea slugs, pelagic marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the order Opisthobranchia. [more]

Corambidae

Corambidae is a family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Onchidoridoidea. This family is within the clade Euctenidiacea. [more]

Cumanotidae

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Cylichnidae

Cylichnidae, common name the "chalice bubble snails" or "canoe bubble snails" is a family of sea snails or bubble snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Philinoidea. [more]

Cylindrobullidae

Cylindrobulla is a genus of sea snails or bubble snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Sacoglossa. [more]

Cymbuliidae

Cymbuliidae is a family of pelagic sea snails or "sea butterflies", marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Cymbulioidea. [more]

Dendrodorididae

Dendrodorididae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the Superfamily Phyllidioidea. [more]

Dendronotidae

Dendronotidae is a family of sea slugs, nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Tritonioidea. [more]

Desmopteridae

Desmopteridae is a family of pelagic sea snails or "sea butterflies", marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Cymbulioidea. [more]

Diaphanidae

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Dironidae

Dironidae is a family of nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs, in the clade Euthyneura. There are no subfamilies in Dironidae. [more]

Discodorididae

Discodorididae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Doridoidea. [more]

Dorididae

Sea lemon is a loosely-applied common name for a group of medium-sized to large shell-less colorful sea slugs or nudibranchs, specifically dorid nudibranchs in the taxonomic family Dorididae and other closely related families. These are marine gastropod mollusks. [more]

Doridomorphidae

Doridomorphidae is a taxonomic family of colorful sea slugs or nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod molluscs. [more]

Doridoxidae

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Dotidae

Dotidae are a taxonomic family of small sea slugs, nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the order Opisthobranchia. [more]

Embletoniidae

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Eubranchidae

Eubranchidae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Aeolidioidea, the aeolid nudibranchs. [more]

Facelinidae

Facelinidae is a taxonomic family of colorful sea slugs. These are specifically aeolid nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod molluscs. [more]

Fionidae

Fiona pinnata, common name Fiona, is a species of small pelagic sea slug, specifically a nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the superfamily Fionoidea. This nudibranch species lives worldwide on floating objects on seas, and feeds mainly on barnacles, specifically goose barnacles in the genus Lepas. [more]

Flabellinidae

Flabellinidae is a taxonomic family of brightly-colored sea slugs, specifically nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks. [more]

Ganitidae

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Gastropteridae

Gastropteridae is a family of sea slugs, gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Philinoidea of the clade Cephalaspidea, the headshield slugs and bubble snails. [more]

Glaucidae

Glaucidae is a taxonomic family of colorful sea slugs. These are specifically aeolid nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Aeolidioidea. [more]

Goniaeolididae

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Goniodorididae

Goniodorididae are a taxonomic family of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the order Opisthobranchia. [more]

Gymnodorididae

Gymnodorididae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Polyceroidea. [more]

Haminoeidae

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Hancockiidae

Hancockiidae is a family of sea slugs, nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Tritonioidea. [more]

Hedylopsidae

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Hermaeidae

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Heroidae

Heroidae is a family of sea slugs, nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Nudipleura. There are no subfamilies in Heroidae. [more]

Heterodorididae

Arminidae is a family of sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Arminoidea. [more]

Hexabranchidae

Hexabranchidae is a taxonomic family of the colorful sea slugs which are known as nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod mollusks. [more]

Hydromylidae

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Ilbiidae

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Juliidae

Juliidae, common name the bivalved gastropods, is a family of minute sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the superfamily Oxynooidea, an opisthobranch group. [more]

Laginiopsidae

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Limacinidae

Limacinidae is a family of small sea snails, pteropods, pelagic marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Thecosomata (sea butterflies). [more]

Limapontiidae

Limapontiidae is a taxonomic family of small to minute sacoglossan sea slugs. These are marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks. [more]

Livorniellidae

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Lomanotidae

Lomanotidae is a family of sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Tritonioidea. [more]

Madrellidae

Madrellidae is a family of nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs, in the clade Nudipleura. There are no subfamilies in Madrellidae. [more]

Mandeliidae

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Marianinidae

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Minicheviellidae

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Notaeolidiidae

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Notobranchaeidae

Notobranchaeidae is a taxonomic family of floating sea slugs or "sea angels", pelagic marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks. [more]

Notodiaphanidae

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Okadaiidae

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Onchidorididae

Onchidorididae are a taxonomic family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Onchidoridoidea. [more]

Oxynoidae

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

Palliohedylidae

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Parhedylidae

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Peraclidae

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Philinidae

Philinidae is a family of medium-sized, sea slugs, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks. They are headshield slugs, in the Cephalaspidea. [more]

Philinoglossidae

Philinoglossidae is a family of marine snails, gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Philinoidea. [more]

Phyllidiidae

Phyllidiidae is a family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Phyllidioidea. [more]

Phylliroidae

Phylliroidae are a taxonomic family of nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the order Opisthobranchia. [more]

Pinufiidae

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Piseinotecidae

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Placobranchidae

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Platyhedylidae

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Pleurobranchidae

The Pleurobranchidae are a taxonomic family of sea slugs, marine gastropod molluscs in the order Notaspidea. [more]

Plusculidae

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Pneumodermatidae

Pneumodermatidae is a family of sea angels, or small floating predatory sea snails or sea slugs. They are pelagic marine heterobranch opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the clade Gymnosomata. [more]

Polyceridae

Polyceridae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks within the Superfamily Polyceroidea. [more]

Proctonotidae

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Pseudovermidae

Pseudovermidae is a taxonomic family of minute sea slug[ ]s, specifically aolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusk or micromollusks. [more]

Pseudunelidae

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Retusidae

Retusidae is a family of small sea snails, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks. They are headshield slugs, in the clade Cephalaspidea. [more]

Rhodopidae

Rhodopidae is a taxonomic family of dorid nudibranch, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks. [more]

Ringiculidae

Ringiculidae are a family of minute deep water sea snails or micromolluscs, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the informal group Lower Heterobranchia. [more]

Runcinidae

Runcinidae is a family of medium-sized, sea slugs, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks. They are headshield slugs, in the clade Cephalaspidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005). [more]

Scyllaeidae

Scyllaeidae is a family of sea slugs, nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Tritonioidea. [more]

Smaragdinellidae

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Sphaerocinidae

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Strubelliidae

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Tantulidae

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Tergipedidae

Tergipedidae is a family of seaslugs, aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Nudibranchia (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005). [more]

Tethydidae

Tethydidae is a family of sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Tritonioidea. [more]

Tritoniidae

Tritoniidae are a taxonomic family of dendronotid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs. [more]

Tylodinidae

Tylodinidae is a family of sea snails or limpets, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Umbraculoidea. [more]

Umbraculidae

Umbraculidae are a taxonomic family of unusual sea snails or limpets, marine opistobranch gastropod molluscs in the clade Umbraculida. [more]

Volvatellidae

Volvatellidae is a taxonomic family of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Oxynooidea. [more]

At least 10 species and subspecies belong to the Family Volvatellidae.

More info about the Family Volvatellidae may be found here.

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 15:12:45