Polycera faeroensis

Polycera faeroensis (Lemche, 1929)

Polycera faeroensis by Luis Ángel Díaz Álvarez
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Euctenidiacea  Tardy, 1970
Infraorder: Doridacea  Thiele, 1931
Superfamily: Polyceroidea  Alder & Hancock, 1845
Family: Polyceridae  Alder & Hancock, 1845
Subfamily: Polycerinae  Alder & Hancock, 1845
Genus: Polycera  Cuvier, 1817
Species: Polycera faeroensis (Lemche, 1929)




  • Polycera. From Greek “polys”, many + “keras”, horns.
  • Faeroensis. From the Feroe Islands (Denmark).


Known georeferenced records of the species: Polycera faeroensis (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: Polycera faeroensis

    Cantabria: Martínez et al. (1990). Galicia: Ortea and Urgorri (1981a), Urgorri and Besteiro (1983, 1984). Portugal: Calado et al. (1999, 2003), Wirtz and Debelius (2003). Gibraltar: García-Gómez (1983), García-Gómez et al. (1989), Megina and Cervera (2003). Andalucía (Med.): Sánchez Tocino, Ocaña and García (2000a), Ocaña et al. (2000).

    General: Brown & Picton, 1979:14; Hayward, Wigham, & Yonow, 1990:716; Hunnam & Brown, 1975:147; ICZN, 1977a:35; Just & Edmunds, 1985:58[P]; Lemche, 1973:91; Lemche & Thompson, 1974:186; Odhner, 1941:3; Picton & Morrow, 1994:74[P]; Thompson, Thompson, 1976a:[P]; 1988:202[P]; Thompson & Brown, 1976:112; 1984:67[P]

    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) "Polycera faeroensis" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 24/10/2012, Accessed: 18/10/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/bwvPf)

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