Cavolinia globulosa

Cavolinia globulosa  Gray, 1850

Cavolinia globulosa 5mm @Kaula Rock, Hawaii, Vanderbilt Equatorial Pac. Exp. 1951
by Cory Pittman – CAS collection (

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 globulosa  Gray, 1850




  • Cavolinia. Dedicated to Filippo Cavolini (1756-1810), botanist of Naples (Italy), pioneer in polyps research.
  • Globulosa. Derived from Latin “globulus”, globular, spherical.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Cavolinia globulosa (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 globulosa


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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 globulosa" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 16/10/2014, Accessed: 26/09/2017 at (

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