Aplysiopsis formosa

Aplysiopsis formosa Pruvot-Fol, 1953

Aplysiopsis formosa 15mm @ Blairgowrie Pier, Australia 3.5m 14-04-2016 by PT Hirschfield
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, 1864
Species: Aplysiopsis formosa  Pruvot-Fol, 1953


  • Aplysiopsis zebra K. B. Clark, 1982




  • Aplysiopsis. From Greek “aplysia” dirty, sponge + “opsis”, looks like. That looks like dirty.
  • Formosa. From Latin “formosus”, beautiful, of beautiful shape.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Aplysiopsis formosa (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 formosa

    Andalucía (Atl.): Cervera (unpubl. data). Canarias: Ortea, Bacallado and Pérez Sánchez (1990), Ortea et al. (1998, 2001), Moro et al. (2003), Wirtz and Debelius (2003). Azores: Jensen (1995), Wirtz (1998), Ortea et al. (1998), Ávila (2000), Malaquias (2001), Wirtz and Debelius (2003).

    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.

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Aplysiopsis formosa" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 21/02/2015, Accessed: 19/10/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/L4NX5)

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