Crenilabium exile

Crenilabium exile (Jeffreys, 1870)

Crenilabium exile @ Anzio, Roma, Italy by Joop Trausel and Frans Slieker (Natural History Museum Rotterdam)
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: Crenilabium Cossmann, 1889
Species: Crenilabium exile (Jeffreys, 1870)


  • Acteon browni Jordan, 1895
  • Acteon etheridgii Bell T., 1870
  • Acteon exilis Jeffreys, 1870 (original)
  • Acteon liostracoides Dall, 1927
  • Acteon nitidus Verrill, 1882
  • Acteon proprius Dall, 1927
  • Auriculina insculpta (Montagu, 1808) sensu Verrill, 1880 (misidentification)
  • Crenilabium exilis [sic]
  • Crenilabrum exile (Jeffreys, 1870) [sic]




  • Crenilabium. From Latin “crena”, notch, serration + “labium”, lip.
  • Exile. Del Latín “exilis”, poor, small, thin.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Crenilabium exile (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: Crenilabium exile

    Galicia: Bouchet (1975, bathyal). Andalucía (Med.): Peñas et al. (in press). Baleares: Nordsieck (1972). Azores: Dautzenberg (1889, as Acteon), Dautzenberg and Fisher (1896, 1897, as Acteon (Lisacteon)), Watson (1886, as Acteon), Nordsieck (1972, as Crenilabrum), Mikkelsen (1995), Malaquias (2001). Cantabria: Hidalgo (1917, as Acteon exilis), Pruvot-Fol (1954, as Lissacteon), Nordsieck (1972), Bouchet (1975, bathyal).

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


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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) "Crenilabium exile" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 21/02/2015, Accessed: 22/09/2017 at (

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