Tenellia adspersa

Tenellia adspersa (Nordmann, 1845)

Tenellia adspersa by Klas Malmberg by Klas Malmberg
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: Fionoidea Gray, 1857
Family: Fionidae Gray, 1857
Genus: Tenellia  A. Costa, 1866
Species: Tenellia adspersa (Nordmann, 1845) [Tergipes]

Taxonomic note: The phylogenetic analyses performed by Cella et al. (2016) revealed that the traditional Tergipedidae family is polyphyletic and belongs to a larger monophyletic clade including members of the traditional families Eubranchidae, Fionidae and Calmidae; this was an unexpected result, since the validity of these taxa and their distinctness from the Tergipedidae was never questioned before. They proposed to join the families Tergipedidae, Eubranchidae, Calmidae and Fionidae under the name of Fionidae.


  • Embletonia grayi Kent, 1869
  • Embletonia pallida Alder & Hancock, 1854
  • Eolis armoricana Hesse, 1872
  • Eolis ventilabrum Dalyell, 1853
  • Tenellia mediterranea Costa A., 1866
  • Tenellia pallida (Alder & Hancock, 1845)
  • Tergipes adspersus Nordmann, 1845 (original)





Known georeferenced records of the species: Tenellia adspersa (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: Tenellia adspersa


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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) "Tenellia adspersa" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 16/10/2014, Accessed: 19/10/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/RBFsz)

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