Madrella aurantiaca

Madrella aurantiaca Vayssière, 1902

Madrella aurantiaca by Manuel Ballesteros
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 and Morton, 1984
Parvorder: [unassigned] Cladobranchia Willan & Morton, 1984
Family: Madrellidae  Preston, 1911
Genus: Madrella  Alder & Hancock, 1864
Species: Madrella aurantiaca  Vayssière, 1902




  • Aurantiaca. From latin “aurantiacus”, golden colour.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Madrella aurantiaca (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: Madrella aurantiaca

    Baleares: Ballesteros and Templado (1996). Portugal: Calado and Silva (2012).

    General: Barletta, 1981:95; Nordsieck, 1972:71; Pruvot-Fol, 1954b:376; Vayssiere, 1913a:266; 1920a:162

    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) "Madrella aurantiaca" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 28/08/2012, Accessed: 19/10/2017 at (

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