Polyceridae

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Polyceridae
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Triopha catalinae in situ, head at lower left
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Superfamily: Polyceroidea
Family: Polyceridae
Alder & Hancock, 1845
Genera

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The Polyceridae are a taxonomic family of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks within the superfamily Polyceroidea. [1]

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Taxonomy

The family Polyceridae is classified within the clade Doridacea, itself belonging to the clade Euctenidiacea within the clade Nudipleura (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

The Polyceridae consists of these subfamilies:

Genera

Genera in the Polyceridae include: [1]

Genera brought into synonymy

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References

  1. 1 2 Polyceridae Alder & Hancock, 1845 . Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species  on 10 January 2019.
  2. Vallès, Y.; Valdés, A.; Ortea, J. 2000. On the phanerobranch dorids of Angola (Mollusca, Nudibranchia): A crossroads of temperate and tropical species. Zoosystema, 22(1): 15-31.