Jenseneria borgninii

Jenseneria borgninii (Trinchese, 1896)

Jenseneria borgninii 12mm @ Qalet Marku, Malta 1m depth 31-03-1994 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
Family: Jenseneriidae  Ortea & Moro, 2015
Genus: Jenseneria  Ortea & Moro, 2015
Species: Jenseneria borgninii (Trinchese, 1896)


  • Phyllobranchus borgninii Trinchese, 1896
  • Polybranchia borgninii (Trinchese, 1896)




  • Jenseneria. To Dr. Kate R. Jensen, in recognition of her work and dedication to the study of these unique animals for decades (Moro & Ortea, 2015).
  • Borgninii. Probably dedicated to Giuseppe Borgnini (1824–1911) an Italian politician. He was a senator of the Kingdom of Italy in the sixteenth legislature.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Jenseneria borgninii (z-200).
: GROC 2010-2011 : VIMAR
: Enric Madrenas : Manuel Ballesteros.
: João Pedro Silva : M@re Nostrum
: Bernard Picton : Other sources
: GBIF.ORG : Marine Regions


        Western Mediterranean:0 Stars
        Eastern Mediterranean:0 Stars
        Atlantic Ocean:0 Stars

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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) "Jenseneria borgninii" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 11/09/2014, Accessed: 25/09/2017 at (

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