Berthellina citrina

Berthellina citrina (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Berthellina citrina 15mm @ Mistra Bay, Malta 1m depth 19-09-1992 by Carmel Sammut by Carmel Sammut

Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Subclade: Pleurobranchomorpha  Schmekel, 1985  (formerly NOTASPIDEA)
Superfamily:  Pleurobranchoidea  J.E. Gray, 1827
Family:  Pleurobranchidae  J.E. Gray, 1827
Genus:  Berthellina  Gardiner, 1936
Species: Berthellina citrina (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828) [Pleurobranchus]


  • Pleurobranchus citrinus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828 (original)
  • Pleurobranchus punctatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832




  • Berthellina. Probably dedicated to Sabin Berthelot (1794-1880), a French naturalyst who enrolled the Navy and participated in the Napoleonic wars. He lived part of his life at the Canary islands, in his post as French consul in Tenerife. The abbreviation “Berth” is used to indicate Sabin Berthelot as an authority in the scientific botanical description and classification. He wrote the “Historia Natural de Canarias” and directed the Botanical Garden of Puerto de la Cruz.
  • Citrina. From Latin “citrus”, lemon tree, because of the yellow animal’s body.


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

References for the species: Berthellina citrina

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Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Berthellina citrina" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 11/09/2014, Accessed: 18/12/2017 at (

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