Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Thecosomata > Suborder Euthecosomata > Superfamily Cavolinioidea > Family Cavoliniidae > Genus Cavolinia

Cavolinia inflexa (Lesueur, 1813)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CavoliniaAbildgaard, 1791accepted genus name
Hyalea [sic] orthographic variant
Archonta Montfort, 1810 synonym
Hyalaea Lamarck, 1799 synonym
Hyalea [sic] synonym
Pleuropus Eschscholtz, 1825 synonym

Species group names

Hyalaea inflexa Lesueur, 1813 basionym
Archonta explorata de Montfort, 1810 synonym
Cavolinia curvata Grieg, 1924 synonym
Cleodora curvata Souleyet, 1852 synonym
Cleodora pleuropa Souleyet, 1852 synonym
Hyalaea depressa d'Orbigny, 1834 synonym
Hyalaea elongata Lesueur, 1821 synonym
Hyalaea inflexa Lesueur, 1813 synonym
Hyalaea inflexa var. lata Boas, 1886 synonym
Hyalaea inflexa var. longa Boas, 1886 synonym
Hyalaea labiata d'Orbigny, 1834 synonym
Hyalaea vaginellina Cantraine, 1835 synonym
Pleuropus pellucidus Eschscholtz, 1825 synonym


Cavolinia inflexa f. imitans (Pfeffer, 1880)


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

Rampal J. (2002). Biodiversité et biogéographie chez les Cavoliniidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Euthecosomata). Régions faunistiques marines. Zoosystema : 24(2): 209-258

additional source

Spencer, H.G.; Marshall, B.A.; Maxwell, P.A.; Grant-Mackie, J.A.; Stilwell, J.D.; Willan, R.C.; Campbell, H.J.; Crampton, J.S.; Henderson, R.A.; Bradshaw, M.A.; Waterhouse, J.B.; Pojeta, J. Jr (2009). Phylum Mollusca: chitons, clams, tusk shells, snails, squids, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 161-254.

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

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

Janssen A.W. (2012) Late Quaternary to Recent holoplanktonic Mollusca (Gastropoda) from bottom samples of the eastern Mediterranean Sea: systematics, morphology. Bollettino Malacologico 48 (suppl. 9): 1-105.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (54 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Barcode of Life (9 barcodes)
GenBank (5 nucleotides; 3 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Cavolinia inflexa (Lesueur, 1813). 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:139029




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