Retusa desgenettii

Retusa desgenettii (Audouin, 1826)

Retusa desgenettii @ Dahab, Egypt by Joop Trausel and Frans Slieker (Natural History Museum Rotterdam)
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: Retusa  Brown, 1827
Species: Retusa desgenettii (Audouin, 1826)


  • Bulla desgenettii Audouin, 1826
  • Retusa desgenettesi (Audouin, 1827)




  • Desgenettii. Possibly dedicated to René-Nicolas Dufriche, baron Desgenettes (1762-1837) a French military doctor. In 1798, he was made chief physician of the French “Armée d’Orient” as well as part of the natural history and physics section of the Institut d’Égypte.


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


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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) "Retusa desgenettii" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 02/05/2015, Accessed: 18/10/2017 at (

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