Styliola subula

Styliola subula (Quoy & Gaimard, 1827)

Styliola subula 7 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: Creseidae Rampal, 1973
Genus: Styliola Gray, 1847
Species: Styliola subula (Quoy & Gaimard, 1827) 


  • Cleodora (Creseis) spinifera Rang, 1828 
  • Cleodora recta Blainville, 1825
  • Cleodora subula Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 (original)
  • Cleodora subulata Quoy & Gaimard, 1832
  • Creseis spinifera Rang, 1828
  • Styliola recta Gray, 1850




  • Styliola. From Latin “stylus”, column, pillar, stylus, pencil, iron pen.
  • Subula. From Latin “subula”, shoemaker’s awl.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Styliola subula (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: Styliola subula

    Portugal: Locard (1897, as S. subulata, batthyal). Andalucía (Med.): Rampal (1968), Sánchez-Moyano et al. (2000). Levante: Hidalgo (1917). Catalunya: Ros (1976), Tarruella (2002). Baleares: Locard (1868), Rampal (1963), Altimira (1973). Canarias: Odhner (1931), Nordsieck and García-Talavera (1979), Lozano-Soldevilla and Hernández (1991), Hernández and Jiménez (1993), Hernández, Ferrandis and Lozano Soldevilla (1993), 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) "Styliola subula" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 13/03/2013, Accessed: 18/10/2017 at (

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