Eubranchus capellinii

Eubranchus capellinii (Trinchese, 1879)

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Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Superorder: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Dexiarchia  Schrödl, Wägele & Willan, 2001
Infraorder: Cladobranchia  Willan & Morton, 1984
Parvorder: Aeolidida  Odhner, 1934
Superfamily: Fionoidea  J.E. Gray, 1857
Family: Eubranchidae  Odhner, 1934
Genus: Eubranchus  Forbes, 1838
Species: Eubranchus capellinii (Trinchese, 1879)

Taxonomic note: Since the middle of the s. XX, E. capellinii has been considered a synonymous species of E. doriae (Edmunds & Kress, 1969, Thompson & Brown, 1984, Thompson, 1988, Picton & Morrow, 1994; Caballer, 2002) or even confused with other species of the genus such as Eubranchus cingulatus (Edmunds & Kress, 1969; Ortea, 1978; Schmekel & Portmann, 1982). However, the original description of E. capellinii (as Tergipes capellinii) and the accompanying color plate (Trinchese, 1879) are clear and illustrative enough to differentiate it from the rest of the Atlantic species of the genus. Because of this reason Caballer, Ortea & Canteras (2010), using specimens captured in Cantabria, the Algarve coast (Portugal) and the Murcian coast (Spanish Mediterranean), propose to reinstate the species as valid and performed a complete morphological and anatomical study (genitalia, radula and jaws).


  • Capellinia capellinii (Trinchese, 1879)
  • Tergipes capellinii Trinchese, 1879 (original)




  • Capellinii. In honor to Prof. Giovanni Capellini, (1833-1922), Italian paleontologyst who was Rector Magnificus of the University of Bologna during 1888, when it celebrated its 800 years of history.


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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:

Caballer, Manuel, Manuel Ballesteros, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Eubranchus capellinii" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 28/02/2017, Accessed: 27/06/2017 at (

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