Thuridilla

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Thuridilla
Thuridilla hopei (Verany, 1853) sur Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot, 1889.jpg
A live individual of Thuridilla hopei , head end towards the bottom
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked):clade Heterobranchia
informal group Opisthobranchia
clade Sacoglossa
clade Plakobranchacea
Superfamily: Plakobranchoidea
Family: Plakobranchidae
Genus:Thuridilla
Bergh, 1872 [1]
Type species
Elysia splendida Grube, 1861

Thuridilla is a genus of sacoglossan sea slugs, shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Plakobranchidae. [2]

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Sacoglossa order of molluscs

Sacoglossa, commonly known as the sacoglossans or the "sap-sucking sea slugs", are a clade of small sea slugs and sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks that belong to the clade Heterobranchia. Sacoglossans live by ingesting the cellular contents of algae, hence the adjective "sap-sucking".

Sea slug group of marine invertebrates with varying levels of resemblance to terrestrial slugs

Sea slug is a common name for some marine invertebrates with varying levels of resemblance to terrestrial slugs. Most creatures known as sea slugs are actually gastropods, i.e. they are sea snails that over evolutionary time have either completely lost their shells, or have seemingly lost their shells due to having a greatly reduced or internal shell. The name "sea slug" is most often applied to nudibranchs, as well as to a paraphyletic set of other marine gastropods without obvious shells.

Species

There are 24 species within the genus Thuridilla: [3]

<i>Thuridilla carlsoni</i> species of mollusc

Thuridilla carlsoni is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Plakobranchidae.

<i>Thuridilla decorata</i> species of mollusc

Thuridilla decorata is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Plakobranchidae.

<i>Thuridilla gracilis</i> species of mollusc

Thuridilla gracilis is a species of sea slug, a sacoglossan, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Plakobranchidae. It is an Indo-Pacific species that lives in or near coral reefs and eats algae.

<i>Thuridilla hopei</i> species of mollusc

Thuridilla hopei is a species of sacoglossan sea slug, a shell-less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Plakobranchidae.

<i>Thuridilla lineolata</i> species of mollusc

Thuridilla lineolata is a species of sea slug, a sacoglossan, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Plakobranchidae. It is an Indo-Pacific species that lives in or near coral reefs and eats algae.

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Plakobranchidae family of molluscs

Plakobranchidae is a family of sea slugs, marine opistobranch gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Plakobranchoidea. They superficially resemble nudibranchs but they are sacoglossans, members of the clade Sacoglossa within the Opisthobranchia.

<i>Elysia</i> (gastropod) genus of molluscs

Elysia is a genus of sea slugs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Plakobranchidae. These animals are colorful sea slugs, and they can superficially resemble nudibranchs, but are not very closely related to them. Instead they are sacoglossans, commonly known as sap-sucking slugs.

<i>Chromodoris</i> genus of molluscs

Chromodoris is a genus of very colourful sea slugs or dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Chromodorididae. A molecular phylogeny of the family Chromodorididae resulted in this genus being restricted to a smaller number of species than formerly, most of which have longitudinal black lines on the mantle. Many former members of Chromodoris were transferred to Goniobranchus.

<i>Nembrotha</i> genus of molluscs

Nembrotha is a genus of sea slugs, nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Polyceridae.

<i>Chelidonura</i> genus of molluscs

Chelidonura is a genus of small, sometimes colorful, sea slugs. These are headshield slugs or cephalaspideans, marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Aglajidae.

<i>Hypselodoris</i> genus of molluscs

Hypselodoris is a genus of colourful sea slugs or dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Chromodorididae. Modern usage follows a more restricted view of which species belong in this genus so there are numerous genus transfers.

<i>Glossodoris</i> genus of molluscs

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

<i>Cadlina</i> genus of molluscs

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>Halgerda</i> genus of molluscs

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

Facelinidae family of molluscs

The Facelinidae are a taxonomic family of colorful sea slugs. These are specifically aeolid nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod molluscs.

<i>Goniodoris</i> genus of molluscs

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

<i>Thorunna</i> genus of molluscs

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

<i>Verconia</i> genus of molluscs

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

<i>Platydoris</i> genus of molluscs

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>Aeolidiella</i> genus of molluscs

Aeolidiella is a genus of sea slugs, aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Aeolidiidae.

<i>Tenellia</i> genus of molluscs

Tenellia is a genus of sea slugs, aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Trinchesiidae.

<i>Facelina</i> genus of molluscs

Facelina is a genus of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch in the family Facelinidae.

<i>Spurilla</i> genus of molluscs

Spurilla is a genus of sea slugs, aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Aeolidiidae.

<i>Baeolidia</i> genus of molluscs

Baeolidia is a genus of aeolid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Aeolidiidae.

References

  1. Bergh R. (1872). In: Semper. Reis. Arch. Philipp.2(Bd. 2, Heft 4): 199.
  2. Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2012). Thuridilla Bergh, 1872. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137929 on 2012-03-08
  3. Jensen K. R. (November 2007). "Biogeography of the Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia)". Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55(2006)(3-4): 255–281.