Cuvierina columnella

Cuvierina columnella (Rang, 1827)

Cuvierina columnella (Rang, 1827) 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: Cuvierinidae van der Spoel, 1967
Genus: Cuvierina Boas, 1886
Species: Cuvierina columnella (Rang, 1827) 


  • Cleodora obtusa Quoy & Gaimard, 1832
  • Creseis caliciformis Meisenheimer, 1905
  • Cuvieria columnella Rang, 1827 (original)
  • Cuvieria oryza Benson, 1835
  • Cuvierina (Cuvierina) columnella (Rang, 1827)
  • Herse columnella (Rang, 1827)




  • Cuvierina. Diminutive of “Cuvieria”. Dedicated to Baron Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), scientist, zoologist and systematic of the nineteenth century.
  • Columnella. From Latin “Columna”, column. Refers to the shape of the shell of this animal.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Cuvierina columnella (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: Cuvierina columnella

    Portugal: Locard (1897, as Cuvieria). Andalucía (Med.): Rampal (1963, 1968, 2002), Peñas et al. (in press). Canarias: Hernández and Jiménez (1992), Hernández, Jiménez and Silva (1997a,b), Ortea et al. (2001), Rampal (2002), 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.

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Cuvierina columnella" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 16/10/2014, Accessed: 18/10/2017 at (

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