Plakobranchoidea

Plakobranchoidea form a superfamily of small and medium-sized nudibranches with no internal shell within the superorder Sacoglossa.

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

  • Superfamily Plakobranchoidea Gray, 1840
    • Family Costasiellidae K. B. Clark, 1984
      • Genus Costasiella Pruvot-Fol, 1951
      • Genus Panderevela Moro & Ortea, 2015
    • Family Hermaeidae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
      • Genus Aplysiopsis Deshayes, 1853
      • Genus Hermaea Lovén, 1844
    • Family Jenseneriidae Ortea & Moro, 2015
      • Genus Jenseneria Ortea & Moro, 2015
    • Family Limapontiidae Gray, 1847
      • Genus Alderella Odhner in Franc, 1968
      • Genus Alderia Allman, 1845
      • Genus Alderiopsis Baba, 1968
      • Genus Calliopaea d’Orbigny, 1837
      • Genus Ercolania Trinchese, 1872
      • Genus Kerryclarkella K. Jensen, 2015
      • Genus Limapontia Johnston, 1836
      • Genus Olea Agersborg, 1923
      • Genus Placida Trinchese, 1876
      • Genus Stiliger Ehrenberg, 1828
    • Family Plakobranchidae Gray, 1840
      • Genus Bosellia Trinchese, 1891
      • Genus Elysia Risso, 1818
      • Genus Plakobranchus van Hasselt, 1824
      • Genus Thuridilla Bergh, 1872

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

Aplysiopsis-elegans @ Qajjenza, Malta on beached red algae 15-09-1993 by Carmel Sammut

Aplysiopsis elegans

Aplysiopsis formosa 15mm @ Blairgowrie Pier, Australia 3.5m 14-04-2016 by PT Hirschfield

Aplysiopsis formosa

Bosellia mimetica

Bosellia mimetica

Caliphylla mediterranea 8-9mm @ Qajjenza, Malta 1m depth 06-02-1995 by Carmel Sammut

Caliphylla mediterranea

Calliopaea bellula

Calliopaea bellula

Cyerce cristallina by Gilles Cavignaux

Cyerce cristallina

Cyerce graeca @ Punta del Romaní, L'Escala, Spain 6-02-2016 by Enric Madrenas

Cyerce graeca

Elysia fezi according to the Vilella´s description

Elysia fezi

Elysia flava by Enric Madrenas

Elysia flava

Elysia gordanae by Enric Madrenas

Elysia gordanae

Elysia hetta

Elysia hetta

Elysia manriquei @ Taliarte, Gran Canaria 27-05-2014 in 6m by Pablo Samper Méndez

Elysia manriquei

Elysia ornata by Sonja Ooms

Elysia ornata

Elysia papillosa @ Key Largo, Florida (USA) by Manuel Malaquías

Elysia papillosa

Elysia subornata @ Key Largo, Florida (USA) by Manuel Malaquías

Elysia subornata

Elysia timida

Elysia timida

Elysia tomentosa by Baki Yokes @ 20080925 Fethiye, Turquia 24m, on Caulerpa racemosa var. lamourouxii, size 38mm

Elysia tomentosa

Elysia translucens by Enric Madrenas

Elysia translucens

Elysia viridis @ Laguna Fusaro, Bacoli, Napoli by Guido Villani

Elysia viridis

Ercolania caerulea @ Porto Cesareo (Lecce), Northern Ionian Sea by Fabio Vitale

Ercolania coerulea

Ercolania viridis by Fabio Vitale

Ercolania viridis

Hermaea bifida @ Es Caials 20/02/2010 by Miquel Pontes

Hermaea bifida

Hermaea cantabra @ Isla de la Torre, Santander, Cantabria, Spain 22-01-2004 by Manuel Caballer

Hermaea cantabra

Hermaea paucicirra

Hermaea paucicirra

Hermaea variopicta @ Banyuls (France) 01-07-1992 by Géry Parent

Hermaea variopicta

Jenseneria borgninii 12mm @ Qalet Marku, Malta 1m depth 31-03-1994 by Carmel Sammut

Jenseneria borgninii

Limapontia capitata 3mm @ Menai Strait (Wales) April 2011 by Ian Smith

Limapontia capitata

Limapontia senestra 3,7mm by Ian Smith

Limapontia senestra

Placida brevicornis by José Carlos García Gómez

Placida brevicornis

Placida cremoniana @ Punta del Plom, Begur (Spain) 14-06-2008 by Miquel Pontes

Placida cremoniana

Placida dendritica by Enric Madrenas

Placida dendritica

Placida tardyi, original artwork by Salvatore Trinchese (1879: Lam. XV, Fig. 1)

Placida tardyi

Placida verticillata by Enric Madrenas

Placida verticilata

Placida viridis 6mm @ Qajjenza, Malta 1m depth 6-02-1995 by Carmel Sammut

Placida viridis

Polybranchia viridis @ Malta by Enric Madrenas

Polybranchia viridis

Thuridilla hopei

Thuridilla hopei

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