Aplysiopsis elegans

Aplysiopsis elegans  Deshayes, 1853 

Aplysiopsis-elegans @ Qajjenza, Malta on beached red algae 15-09-1993 by Carmel Sammut by Carmel Sammut
Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Panpulmonata  Jörger et al., 2010
Clade: Sacoglossa  von Ihering, 1876
Superfamily: Limapontioidea  J.E. Gray, 1847
Family: Hermaeidae  H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
Genus: Aplysiopsis Deshayes, 1853
Species: Aplysiopsis elegans Deshayes, 1853  


  • Hermaeina maculosa Trinchese, 1874




  • Aplysiopsis. From Greek “aplysia” dirty, sponge + “opsis”, looks like. That looks like dirty.
  • Elegans. From Latin “elegans”, delicious, ornate, prodigious.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Aplysiopsis elegans (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: Aplysiopsis elegans


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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) "Aplysiopsis elegans" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 11/09/2014, Accessed: 17/10/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/F3ZZE)

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