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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNudibranchia 
AphiaID: 1762

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterobranchia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthobranchia (Infraclass)
Authority Cuvier, 1817
Status accepted
Rank Order
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthobranchia
Sources 
status source Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (2005) Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47(1-2): 1-397. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornaaktkieuwige zeenaaktslakken  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornudibranch  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornakensn├Ąckor  [details]
Direct child
taxa (3)

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 Suborder Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDexiarchia
Suborder Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuctenidiacea

Suborder Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDendronotina accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDendronotida
Environment marine
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Wikipedia 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Nudipleura (clade; this is [Pleurobranchiomorpha + the nudibranchs]) is skipped because (1) we are already short of ranks at this level of the tree and (2) it is useful to keep such a well-known name as Nudibranchia at its traditional Order level, as long as it is tenable. The concept of Nudipleura is nevertheless correct and has been given strong support by Grande et al. (2004) against the traditional grouping Notaspidea = [Umbraculida + Pleurobranchiomorpha] permanently ruled out).
Based on molecular data (Grande et al., 2004), the Nudibranchia were challenged to be a polyphyletic group, with Pleurobranchomorpha being the sister to the Anthobranchia. Conversely, W├Ągele & Willan (2000) found strong morphological evidence for the monophyly of Nudibranchia. Four years later, there does not seem to be any additional evidence that Nudibranchia are not monophyletic so they are retained as a valid taxon until convincingly challenged. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1762
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2009-02-03 09:16:23Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2009-08-14 09:49:04Z  changed  db_admin
2009-08-31 21:06:10Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Nudibranchia. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1762 on 2014-08-20
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