Philine ventricosa

Philine ventricosa (Jeffreys, 1865)

Philine ventricosa @ Artsdatabanken - Cephalaspids of Norway by Manuel Malaquias
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Euopisthobranchia  Jörger et al., 2010
Clade: Cephalaspidea  P. Fischer, 1883
Superfamily: Philinoidea  J.E. Gray, 1850
Family: Philinidae  J.E. Gray, 1850
Genus: Philine  Ascanius, 1772 
Species: Philine ventricosa (Jeffreys, 1865)


  • Amphisphyra ventricosa Jeffreys, 1865 (original)
  • Philine velutinoides G.O. Sars, 1878
  • Rhinodiaphana ventricosa (Jeffreys, 1865)
  • Utriculus ventrosus Jeffreys, 1867




  • Philine. Derived from the Greek word “philos” which means ‘friend’.
  • Ventricosa. From the Latin “ventricosus”, which means swollen or inflated.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Philine ventricosa (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: Philine ventricosa


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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.

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Philine ventricosa" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 16/04/2015, Accessed: 18/10/2017 at (

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