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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Orthogastropoda
Superordo: Heterobranchia
Informal Group: Opisthobranchia
Ordines (10): Acochlidiacea - Anaspidea - Cephalaspidea - Gymnosomata - Nudibranchia - Pleurobranchomorpha - Runcinacea - Sacoglossa - Thecosomata - Umbraculida
[source: tentatively following Gofas (2011)]

check: Rhodopemorpha


  • Bergh, R. 1907: The Opisthobranchia of South Africa. Transactions of the South African Philosphical Society, 27(1): 1-144.
  • Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. 2005: Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia, 47: 1-397.
  • Goddard, J.H.R. 2004: Developmental mode in benthic opisthobranch molluscs from the northeast Pacific Ocean: feeding in a sea of plenty. Canadian journal of zoology, 82(12): 1954-1968. doi: 10.1139/z05-008
  • Uribe, R.A. et al. 2013: A review on the diversity and distribution of opisthobranch gastropods from Peru, with the addition of three new records (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia). Spixiana, 36(1): 43-60. full article (PDF)


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