Baeolidia moebii

Baeolidia moebii (Bergh, 1888)

Baeolidia moebii @ Negros Oriental, Philippines 26-10-2003 by Erwin Köhler










































Baeolidia moebii  Bergh, 1888

 Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 730416).

  • Baeolidia major Eliot, 1903
  • Baeolidia major amakusana Baba, 1937
  • Spurilla major (Eliot, 1903)




  • Moebii. Dedicated to Prof. Karl August Möbius, (1825-1908), German marine zoologist in Kiel, who in 1863 in Hamburg had opened the first German marine aquarium, later active in Berlin. He coined the word “biocenose”.

Alien species for the Mediterranean sea, cited in Turkey (Turk et al. 2011).

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


    Western Mediterranean:0 out of 5 stars
    Eastern Mediterranean:1 out of 5 stars
    Atlantic Ocean:0 out of 5 stars
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This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Baeolidia moebii based on our own records.

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Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes (2021) "Baeolidia moebii" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 23/10/2014. Accessed: 20/10/2021. Available at (

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