Clio pyramidata

Clio pyramidata Linnaeus, 1767

Clio pyramidata 7 mm (Pacific population)  by Cory Pittman

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)
Subfamily: Clioinae  Jeffreys, 1869
Genus: Clio Linnaeus, 1767
Clio pyramidata Linnaeus, 1767


  • Cleodora brownii de Blainville, 1825
  • Cleodora exacuta Gould, 1852
  • Cleodora pyramidata (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Clio (Clio) pyramidata Linnaeus, 1767
  • Clio caudata Linnaeus, 1767
  • Clio occidentalis Dall, 1871
  • Clio pyramidata var. convexa Boas, 1886




  • Clio. From Greek “kleios” Glory, also a sea nymph. 
  • Pyramidata. From Greek “πὔρἄμίς” (Pyramis) meaning pyramid, pyramidal, pyramid shaped, because of the shape of the shell.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Clio pyramidata (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: Clio pyramidata

    Galicia: Hidalgo (1917, as Cleodora), Rolán (1983), Urgorri and Besteiro (1983). Portugal: Locard (1897, bathyal), Hidalgo (1917). Gibraltar: Hidalgo (1917). Andalucía (Med.): Rampal (1968, 2002), Vives, Santamaría and Trepat (1975), Templado et al. (1986), Sánchez-Moyano et al. (2000), Peñas et al. (in press). Catalunya: Hidalgo (1917), Ramírez-Llodra et al. (2007). Baleares: Rampal (2002). Canarias: Odhner (1931), Hernández et al. (1991), Lozano-Soldevilla and Hernández (1991), Hernández and Jiménez (1992), Hernández, Jiménez and Silva (1997a,b), Ortea et al. (2001), Moro et al. (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) "Clio pyramidata" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 13/03/2013, Accessed: 26/09/2017 at (

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