Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Anaspidea > Superfamily Aplysioidea > Family Aplysiidae

Aplysia Linnaeus, 1767

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Laplysia Linnaeus, 1767 orthographic variant
Laplysia Linnaeus, 1767 synonym


Aplysia (Aplysia) Linnaeus, 1767
Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828
Aplysia depilans Gmelin, 1791
Aplysia fasciata Poiret, 1789
Aplysia juliana Quoy & Gaimard, 1832
Aplysia morio (A. E. Verrill, 1901)
Aplysia parvula Mörch, 1863
Aplysia punctata (Cuvier, 1803)


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1767). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 2): 533-1327

basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.

status source

ICZN 1954. Opinion 200. Validation, under the Plenary Powers, of the accumstomed usage of the generic names Tethys Linnaeus, 1767, and Aplysia Linnaeus, 1767 (Class Gastropoda). Opinions and declarations rendered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 3: 241-265.



External Links

GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Aplysia. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137654




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