Cavolinia gibbosa

Cavolinia gibbosa (d’Orbigny, 1834)

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Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura Spengel, 1881
Clade: Euopisthobranchia Jörger et al., 2010
Clade: Thecosomata de Blainville, 1823
Suborder: Euthecosomata Meisenheimer, 1905
Superfamily: Cavolinioidea Gray, 1850 (1815)
Family: Cavoliniidae Gray, 1850 (1815)
Genus: Cavolinia Abildgaard, 1791
Species: Cavolinia gibbosa (D’Orbigny, 1836)


  • Cavolinia flava (d’Orbigny, 1834)
  • Cavolinia gibboides Rampal, 2002
  • Cavolinia gibbosa f. flava (d’Orbigny, 1834)
  • Cavolinia gibbosa f. gibboides Rampal, 2002
  • Cavolinia gibbosa f. gibbosa (d’Orbigny, 1834)
  • Cavolinia gibbosa f. plana Meisenheimer, 1905
  • Cavolinia gibbosa var. plana Meisenheimer, 1905
  • Cavolinia plana Meisenheimer, 1905
  • Hyalaea flava d’Orbigny, 1834 (original)
  • Hyalaea gibbosa d’Orbigny, 1834 (original)
  • Pleuropus hargeri Verrill, 1882




  • CavoliniaDedicated to Filippo Cavolini (1756-1810), botanist of Naples (Italy), pioneer in polyps research.
  • Gibbosa. From Latin “gibbosus”, with hunch, hunchback.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Cavolinia gibbosa (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: Cavolinia gibbosa

    Gibraltar: Hidalgo (1917) as C. gibbosa, Rampal (2002). Andalucía (Med.): Rampal (1968, 2002). Catalunya: Hidalgo (1917, citada como C. gibbosa). Canarias: Odhner (1931) as C. gibbosa, Ortea et al. (2001) as C. gibbosa, Rampal (2002), Moro et al. (2003) as C. gibbosa. Madeira: Rampal (2002).

    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) "Cavolinia gibbosa" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 13/03/2013, Accessed: 19/10/2017 at (

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