Pyrunculus ovatus

Pyrunculus ovatus (Jeffreys, 1871)

Pyrunculus ovatus @ Artsdatabanken - Cephalaspids of Norway by Lena Tina Ohnheiser
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:  Retusidae  Thiele, 1931
Genus: Pyrunculus  Pilsbry, 1895 
Species: Pyrunculus ovatus (Jeffreys, 1871)


  • Cylichna obesiuscula Brugnone, 1877
  • Cylichna obscura Sykes, 1904
  • Cylichna ovata Jeffreys, 1871




  • Ovatus. From Latin “ōvum”, egg, ovate, egg-shaped.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Pyrunculus ovatus (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: Pyrunculus ovatus

    Cantabria: Pruvot-Fol (1954, as Retusa ovata), Bouchet (1975, bathyal). Galicia: Bouchet (1975, bathyal). Portugal: Nobre (1936), Nordsieck (1972), Bouchet (1975). Azores: Watson (1886), Dautzenberg (1889), Dautzenberg and Fischer (1896, 1897), Locard (1897), Bouchet (1975), Mikkelsen (1995), Malaquias (2001). All authors as Cylichna ovata.

    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.

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Pyrunculus ovatus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 07/06/2015, Accessed: 19/10/2017 at (

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