Anteaeolidiella lurana

Anteaeolidiella lurana (Marcus & Marcus, 1967)

Antaeolidiella lurana @ Laguna Maremorto, Bacoli, Napoli (July 2013) by Guido Villani
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Dexiarchia  Schrödl, Wägele & Willan, 2001
Infraorder: Cladobranchia Willan & Morton, 1984
Parvorder: Aeolidida Odhner, 1934
Superfamily: Aeolidioidea  J.E. Gray, 1827
Family: Aeolidiidae  J.E. Gray, 1827
Genus: Anteaeolidiella  M. C. Miller, 2001
Species: Anteaeolidiella lurana (Marcus & Marcus, 1967) [Aeolidiella]

Taxonomic note: This species is classified in many web sites as Anteaeolidiella cacaotica Stimpson, 1855 o any of its synonyms (Aeolidiella bassethulli Risbec, 1928; Aeolidiella hulli Risbec, 1928; Aeolis cacaotica Stimpson, 1855; Aeolis foulisi Angas, 1864; Anteaeolidiella foulisi (Angas, 1864)). However, this species is described for Australia and Japan. For the Mediterranean this is A. lurana (Marcus & Marcus, 1967). Reference: Carmona et al. 2013. A tale that morphology fails to tell: A molecular phylogeny of Aeolidiidae (Aeolidida, Nudibranchia, Gastropoda). PLoS ONE 8(5): e63000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063000

Genetic populations of genus Anteaeolidiella

Genetic populations of genus Anteaeolidiella


  • Aeolidiella lurana Marcus & Marcus, 1967 (original)




  • Anteaeolidiella. From “ante”, anterior, before + Aeolidiella.
  • Aeolidiella. From god “Eolus”, because of the winged projections of his body.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Anteaeolidiella lurana (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: Anteaeolidiella lurana

    We have not yet published references for Iberian coasts of: Anteaeolidiella lurana.


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This chart displays the observation probability for Anteaeolidiella lurana
based on our own records.

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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) "Anteaeolidiella lurana" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 11/09/2014, Accessed: 23/10/2017 at (

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