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

Spurilla neapolitana (Delle Chiaje, 1841)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SpurillaBergh, 1864accepted genus name

Species group names

Eolis neapolitana Delle Chiaje, 1841 basionym
Eolis conspersa Fischer P., 1869 synonym
Eolis neapolitana Delle Chiaje, 1841 synonym
Flabellina inornata A. Costa, 1866 synonym
Spurilla mograbina Pruvot-Fol, 1953 synonym
Spurilla vayssierei Garcia-Gomez & Cervera, 1985 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: Neapolitan spurilla sources: DORIS: Données d'Observations pour la Reconnaissance et l’Identification de la faune et de la flore Subaquatiques.
 French: limace à bigoudis


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

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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

additional source

Carmona L., Lei B.R., Pola M., Gosliner T.M., Valdés Á. & Cervera J.L. 2014. Untangling the Spurilla neapolitana (Delle Chiaje, 1841) species complex: a review of the genus Spurilla  Bergh, 1864 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Aeolidiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 170(1): 132–154





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (46 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
GenBank (11 nucleotides; 6 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Spurilla neapolitana (Delle Chiaje, 1841). 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:138722




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