Philinoglossa helgolandica

Philinoglossa helgolandica  Hertling, 1932

Philinoglossa helgolandica @ Cariño (Ría de Ferrol) 10.02.2004 by Victoriano Urgorri

Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Euopisthobranchia  Jörger et al., 2010
Clade: Cephalaspidea  P. Fischer, 1883
Superfamily: Philinoidea  J.E. Gray, 1850
Family: Philinoglossidae  Hertling, 1932
Genus: Philinoglossa  Hertling, 1932
Species: Philinoglossa helgolandica  Hertling, 1932




  • Philinoglossa. From genus Philine + from Greek “glossa”, tongue.
  • Philine. Derived from the Greek word “philos” which means ‘friend’.
  • Helgolandica. From Heligoland, small German islands in the North Sea, in Pinneberg district, in the Slesvig-Holstein land. Heligoland is located 46 kilometres off the German coastline and consists of two islands: the inhabited main island (Hauptinsel) to the west, and the Düne to the east, which is not permanently inhabited, but is today the location of Heligoland’s airstrip.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Philinoglossa helgolandica
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions


    Western Mediterranean:
    Eastern Mediterranean:
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This chart displays the observation probability for Philinoglossa helgolandica 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) "Philinoglossa helgolandica" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 07/06/2015, Accessed: 18/12/2017 at (

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