Diacavolinia longirostris

Diacavolinia longirostris (Lesueur in Blainville, 1821)

Diacavolinia longirostris 8 mm (Pacific population) by Pauline Fiene

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 H. and A. Adams, 1854 
Genus: Diacavolinia van der Spoel, 1987
Species: Diacavolinia longirostris (Lesueur in Blainville, 1821)


  • Cavolinia longirostris (Lesueur in Blainville, 1821)
  • Cavolinia longirostris f. longirostris (Lesueur in Blainville, 1821)
  • Hyalaea longirostris Blainville, 1821 (original)




  • Diacavolinia. From Greek “dia”, separated from + “Cavolinia”, dedicated to Filippo Cavolini (1756-1810), botanyst from Naples, Italy, pioneer in polyp research.
  • Longirostris. From Latin “longus”, long, extended + “rostrum”, beak, face.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Diacavolinia longirostris (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: Diacavolinia longirostris

    We have not yet published references for Iberian coasts of: Diacavolinia longirostris.


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This chart displays the observation probability for Diacavolinia longirostris
based on our own records.

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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) "Diacavolinia longirostris" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 13/03/2013, Accessed: 17/10/2017 at (http://opistobranquis.info/en/O3yo6)

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