Cavolinia uncinata

Cavolinia uncinata (d’Orbigny, 1834) 

Cavolinia uncinata by Russell Hopcroft UAF-CoML
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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
Cavolinia uncinata (d’Orbigny, 1834) 


  • Cavolinia pulsata van der Spoel, 1967
  • Cavolinia uncinata f. roperi van der Spoel, 1969
  • Cavolinia uncinata pulsatapusilla van der Spoel, 1971
  • Hyalaea uncinata d’Orbigny, 1834 (original)
  • Hyalaea uncinatiformis Pfeffer, 1880
  • Hyalea uncinata Rang, 1829




  • CavoliniaDedicated to Filippo Cavolini (1756-1810), botanist of Naples (Italy), pioneer in polyps research.
  • Uncinata. From Latin. Meaning ‘with hooks’, referring to the shape of the caudal spines, which have this shape.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Cavolinia uncinata (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 uncinata


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

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