Catalonia (Spain)

These are the species of opisthobranch molluscs currently known on the coasts of Catalonia (Spain) according to Ballesteros et al. (2016) with subsequent modifications to include the new findings for Catalonia and the taxonomic changes proposed by the last publications:

No species of the superorder Acochlidiimorpha are mentioned here because there are no actual studies nor reports on this group on the Catalan shores.


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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.

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Pontes, Miquel, Manuel Ballesteros, Enric Madrenas (2021) "Catalonia (Spain)" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 23/11/2015. Accessed: 26/01/2021. Available at (

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