Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Nudibranchia > Suborder Dexiarchia > Infraorder Aeolidida > Superfamily Aeolidioidea > Family Aeolidiidae > Genus Aeolidia

Aeolidia papillosa (Linnaeus, 1761)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AeolidiaCuvier, 1798accepted genus name
Eolidia orthographic variant
Eolis orthographic variant
Aeolis Menke, 1844 synonym
Eolidia synonym
Eolis synonym

Species group names

Limax papillosus Linnaeus, 1761 basionym
Aeolidia herculea Troschel, 1866 synonym
Aeolidia papillosa var. pacifica Bergh, 1879 synonym
Aeolidia serotina Bergh, 1873 synonym
Aeolis lesliana MacGillivray, 1843 synonym
Aeolis murrayana MacGillivray, 1843 synonym
Doris bodoensis Gunnerus, 1770 synonym
Doris vermigera Turton, 1807 synonym
Eolidia zetlandica Forbes & Goodsir, 1839 synonym
Eolis cuvieri Lamarck, 1819 synonym
Eolis farinacea Stimpson, 1853 synonym
Eolis obtusalis Alder & Hancock, 1842 synonym
Eolis papillosa (Linnaeus, 1761) synonym
Eolis papillosa var. albina Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1913 synonym
Eolis plumata Dalyell, 1853 synonym
Eolis rosea Alder & Hancock, 1842 synonym
Limax papillosus Linnaeus, 1761 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: stor trådsnegl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: grote vlokslak; vlokkige naaktslak; vlokkige zeenaaktslak; vlokkige zeeslak sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;Rappé, G. (1987). Shag-rug aeolis Aeolidia papillosa (Linné, 1761) at the east coast [Vlokkige naaktslakken Aeolidia papillosa (Linné, 1761) aan de Oostkust]. De Strandvlo 7(4): 173;Adema, J.P.H.M.; de Bruyne, R.H.; Perk, F.A. (1989). Preliminary name list of marine molluscs and shells, regularly washed ashore along the coasts of the Netherlands and Belgium [Voorlopige naamlijst van de mariene mollusken en de regelmatig langs de kust van Nederland en België aangespoelde schelpensoorten]. De Strandvlo 9(2): 49-59;Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.
 English: common grey sea slug; grey sea slug; papillose eolis; shag-rug aeolis sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Grey Sea Slug sources: Charles Hussey
 French: eolidien à papilles sources: Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.
 German: breitwartige Fadenschnecke; breitwarzige Fadenschnecke


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1761). Fauna Suecica sistens Animalia Sueciae Regni: Mammalia, Aves, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta, Vermes. Distributa per Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Differentiis Specierum, Synonymis Auctorum, Nominibus Incolarum, Locis Natalium, Descriptionibus insectorum. Editio altera, auctior. Stockholmiae: L. Salvii, 48 + 578 pp.

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

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source

Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

Abbott R. T. (1974) American seashells. The marine mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific coast of North America. ed. 2. Van Nostrand, New York. 663 pp., 24 pls. [October 1974]

additional source

Carmona L., Pola M., Gosliner T.M. & Cervera J.L. 2013. A tale that morphology fails to tell: A molecular phylogeny of Aeolidiidae (Aeolidida, Nudibranchia, Gastropoda). PLoS ONE 8(5): e63000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063000





External Links

Marine Life Information Network - UK
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (57 publications)
GenBank (8 nucleotides; 7 proteins)
Barcode of Life (13 barcodes)


Gofas, S. (2014). Aeolidia papillosa (Linnaeus, 1761). 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:138709




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