Acteon incisus

Acteon incisus Dall, 1881

Original picture at Smithsonian Institution Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
informal group: Lower Heterobranchia (Allogastropoda)  Haszprunar, 1985
Superfamily:  Acteonoidea  d’Orbigny, 1843
Family:  Acteonidae  d’Orbigny, 1835
Genus: Acteon  de Montfort, 1810
Species: Acteon incisus Dall, 1881




  • Acteon is the name of a mythological character who saw goddess Artemisbathing in a stream. As punishment, the goddess transformed him into a deer that was devoured by his own dogs.
  • Incisus. From Latin “incisus”, break off, cut into, cut open, inscribed, engraved inscription.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Acteon incisus (z-200).
: GROC 2010-2011 : VIMAR
: Enric Madrenas : Manuel Ballesteros.
: João Pedro Silva : M@re Nostrum
: Bernard Picton : Other sources
: GBIF.ORG : Marine Regions

References for the species: Acteon incisus


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Bibliography based on the works by Steve Long, 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000 and Gary McDonald, 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia, with later updates from other resources.

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Acteon incisus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 17/05/2015, Accessed: 23/10/2017 at (

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