Aldisa

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Aldisa
Aldisa cooperi.jpg
Aldisa cooperi , head end towards the bottom of the image
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Infraorder: Doridoidei
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Cadlinidae
Genus: Aldisa
Bergh, 1878
Type species
Doris zetlandica Alder & Hancock, 1854
Species

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Aldisa is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Cadlinidae. [1] [2]

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Species

Species within the genus Aldisa include: [3]

Synonyms

Related Research Articles

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Polyceridae Family of gastropods

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Chromodorididae Family of gastropods

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<i>Chromodoris</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Hypselodoris</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Glossodoris</i> Genus of gastropods

Glossodoris is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Chromodorididae.

<i>Cadlina</i> Genus of gastropods

Cadlina is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks historically classified in the family Chromodorididae. Recent research by R.F. Johnson in 2011 has shown that Cadlina does not belong to the family Chromodorididae. She has therefore brought back the name Cadlinidae from synonymy with Chromodorididae. The family Cadlinidae also includes the genus AldisaBergh, 1878.

<i>Atagema</i> Genus of gastropods

Atagema is a genus of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.

Discodorididae Family of gastropods

Discodorididae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Doridoidea.

<i>Doriopsilla</i> Genus of gastropods

Doriopsilla is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Dendrodorididae.

<i>Taringa</i> (gastropod) Genus of gastropods

Taringa is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Trapania</i> Genus of gastropods

Trapania is a genus of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Goniodorididae.

<i>Diaulula</i> Genus of gastropods

Diaulula is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Baptodoris</i> Genus of gastropods

Baptodoris is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

Carminodoris is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Platydoris</i> Genus of gastropods

Platydoris is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae. These nudibranchs are large and often brightly coloured, but normally live concealed beneath rocks or loose coral, feeding on sponges. During the night they become more active, searching for new food sources or mates. Many species were described in the 19th century and a revision in 2002 added six new species.

<i>Thordisa</i> Genus of gastropods

Thordisa is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Gargamella</i> Genus of gastropods

Gargamella is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.

Aldisa williamsi is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cadlinidae.

<i>Felimare</i> Genus of gastropods

Felimare is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the subfamily Miamirinae of the family Chromodorididae.

References

  1. Johnson R. F. (2011) "Breaking family ties: taxon sampling and molecular phylogeny of chromodorid nudibranchs (Mollusca, Gastropoda)". Zoologica Scripta 40(2): 137-157. DOI:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00457.x.
  2. Valdés Á. (2002). A phylogenetic analysis and systematic revision of the cryptobranch dorids (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Anthobranchia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 136: 535-636 page(s): 578
  3. Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Aldisa Bergh, 1878. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2014-05-10
  4. 1 2 Elwood, Hillary R.; Valdes, Angel; Gosliner, Terrence M. (2000). "Two new species of Aldisa Bergh, 1878 (Mollusca, Nudibranchia) from the tropical Indo-Pacific". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 52 (14): 171–181. Archived from the original on June 16, 2007.