Notarchus punctatus

Notarchus punctatus Philippi, 1836

Notarchus punctatus (Canarias) by Aketza Herrero by Aketza Herrero
Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura Spengel, 1881
Clade: Euopisthobranchia Jörger et al., 2010
Clade: Aplysiomorpha Pelseneer, 1906
Superfamily: Aplysioidea Lamarck, 1809
Family: Aplysiidae Lamarck, 1809
Genus: Notarchus Cuvier, 1817
Species: Notarchus punctatus Philippi, 1836


  • Aplysia saltator Forbes, 1844
  • Busiris griseus Risso, 1826
  • Notarchus cuvieri Delle Chiaje, 1841




  • Notarchus. From Greek “nôton” (back) and Latin “arcus” (arch, bend, curve), meaning “curved back”.
  • Punctatus. From Latin “punctus”, derived from “pungo”, to prick, puncture, stab. Also from French “ponctuée”, with spots or stains.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Notarchus punctatus (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: Notarchus punctatus


        Western Mediterranean:0 Stars
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        Atlantic Ocean:0.0 Stars
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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) "Notarchus punctatus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 13/08/2014, Accessed: 22/09/2017 at (

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