Roxania utriculus

Roxania utriculus (Brocchi, 1814)

Roxania utriculus @ 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: Scaphandridae  G.O. Sars, 1878
Genus: Roxania  Leach in J.E. Gray, 1847
Species: Roxania utriculus (Brocchi, 1814) [Bulla]


  • Bulla cranchii Fleming, 1828
  • Bulla utriculata Locard, 1886
  • Bulla utriculus Brocchi, 1814 (original)
  • Bulla utriculus var. oblonga Jeffreys, 1867




  • Utriculus. From Latin, means wineskin, leather bottle. 


Known georeferenced records of the species: Roxania utriculus (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: Roxania utriculus

    Cantabria: Bouchet (1975). Galicia: Urgorri and Besteiro (1983). Portugal: Hidalgo (1917, as Atys), Nobre (1936, as Bulla), Bouchet (1975), Machado and Fonseca (1997). Andalucía (Med.): Sierra, García and Lloris (1978). Levante: Hidalgo (1917). Catalunya: Hidalgo (1917), Altimira (1977b), Giribet & Peñas (1997). Baleares: Hidalgo (1917). Canarias: Nordsieck (1972), Nordsieck and García-Talavera (1979), Ortea et al. (2001), Moro et al. (2003). Madeira: Nordsieck and García-Talavera (1979).

    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) "Roxania utriculus" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 16/04/2015, Accessed: 22/09/2017 at (

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