Polyceroidea

Polyceroidea form a superfamily of small and medium-sized nudibranches within the suborder Doridina.

The current taxonomy according to Bouchet et al. (2017) and accepted by WoRMS is:

  • Superfamily Polyceroidea Alder & Hancock, 1845
    • Family Polyceridae Alder & Hancock, 1845
      • Subfamily Kalinginae Pruvot-Fol, 1956
        • Genus Kalinga Alder & Hancock, 1864
      • Subfamily Kankelibranchinae Ortea, Espinosa & Caballer, 2005
        • Genus Kankelibranchus Ortea, Espinosa & Caballer, 2005
      • Subfamily Nembrothinae Burn, 1967
        • Genus Martadoris Willan & Chang, 2017
        • Genus Nembrotha Bergh, 1877
        • Genus Roboastra Bergh, 1877
        • Genus Tambja Burn, 1962
        • Genus Tyrannodoris Willan & Chang, 2017
      • Subfamily Polycerinae Alder & Hancock, 1845
        • Genus Greilada Bergh, 1894
        • Genus Palio Gray, 1857
        • Genus Polycera Cuvier, 1816
        • Genus Polycerella A. E. Verrill, 1880
        • Genus Thecacera Fleming, 1828
      • Subfamily Triophinae Odhner, 1941
        • Genus Colga Bergh, 1880
        • Genus Crimora Alder & Hancock, 1862
        • Genus Heteroplocamus W. R. B. Oliver, 1915
        • Genus Holoplocamus Odhner, 1926
        • Genus Joubiniopsis Risbec, 1928
        • Genus Kaloplocamus Bergh, 1880
        • Genus Limacia O. F. Müller, 1781
        • Genus Plocamopherus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828
        • Genus Triopha Bergh, 1880

Species of Polyceroidea reported in the Mediterranean or around the Iberian Peninsula:

Crimora papillata by Enric Madrenas

Crimora papillata

Kaloplocamus ramosus by Enric Madrenas

Kaloplocamus ramosus

Limacia clavigera by Enric Madrenas

Limacia clavigera

Limacia iberica @ Ria de Arousa (A Coruña, Galicia, Spain) by Jacinto Pérez Dieste

Limacia iberica

Martadoris mediterranea @ La Herradura (Granada, Spain) in 23 m of depth by Fernando Aguado

Martadoris mediterranea

Palio dubia by Alexander Semenov

Palio dubia

Palio nothus @ Loch Sween, Scotland 20160206 by Matt Barnes (NE Atlantic Nudibranchs )

Palio nothus

Plocamopherus maderae @ Gran Canaria by Aketza Herrero

Plocamopherus maderae

Plocamopherus ocellatus @ Movenpick Beach, Beirut, Lebanon 26.09.2015 by Sonja Ooms

Plocamopherus ocellatus

Plocamopherus tilesii @ Cambodia 13-10-2016 by Jeerapong Prathomsup

Plocamopherus tilesii

Polycera aurantiomarginata by José Carlos García Gómez

Polycera aurantiomarginata

Polycera elegans Skomer Island, Wales. July 1975. - Photograph ©Bernard Picton

Polycera elegans

Polycera faeroensis

Polycera faeroensis

Polycera hedgpethi @ Portovenere, Italy by Davide Lopresti

Polycera hedgpethi

Polycera quadrilineata by Enric Madrenas

Polycera quadrilineata

Polycerella emertoni 3mm @ Qajjenza, Malta 1m depth 18-08-1993 by Carmel Sammut

Polycerella emertoni

Tambja ceutae by Sergio López González (www.granadasubmarina.org)

Tambja ceutae

Tambja marbellensis @ Albufeira, Portugal may 2016 by Stefan Verheyen

Tambja marbellensis

Thecacera pennigera Skerries, Portrush, Co Antrim, Ireland. - Photograph ©Bernard Picton

Thecacera pennigera

Tyrannodoris europaea @ Isla de Tarifa (Cadiz, Spain, Atl. shore) 10-10-2015 by Manuel Martínez Chacón

Tyrannodoris europaea

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