Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Nudibranchia > Suborder Euctenidiacea > Infraorder Doridacea > Superfamily Polyceroidea > Family Polyceridae > Subfamily Polycerinae > Genus Polycera

Polycera quadrilineata (O. F. Müller, 1776)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PolyceraCuvier, 1816accepted genus name

Species group names

Doris cornuta Rathke, 1806 synonym
Doris flava Montagu, 1804 synonym
Doris ornata (d'Orbigny, 1837) synonym
Doris ornata var. marplatensis Franceschi, 1928 synonym
Doris quadrilineata O. F. Müller, 1776 synonym
Polycera lineatus Risso, 1826 synonym
Polycera ornata d'Orbigny, 1837 synonym
Polycera quadrilineata mediterranea Bergh, 1879 synonym
Polycera quadrilineata nigrolineata Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1913 synonym
Polycera quadrilineata nigropicta Ihering, 1886 synonym
Polycera salamandra Labbé, 1931 synonym
Polycera typica W. Thompson, 1840 synonym
Polycera varians M. Sars, 1840 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: stribet nøgensnegl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: harlekijnslak sources: de Bruyne, R.H.; Bank, R.A.; Adema, J.P.H.M.; Perk, F.A. (1994). Nederlandse naamlijst van de weekdieren (Mollusca) van Nederland en Belgie: feestuitgave ter gelegenheid van het zestig-jarig jubileum van de Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging [Dutch namelist of the Mollusca from the Netherlands and Belgium: festive edition at the occasion of the 60-year jubilee of the Dutch Malacological Society]. Backhuys Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73348-33-1. 149 pp.
 English: fourline nudibranch
 French: limace à quatre lignes sources: DORIS: Données d'Observations pour la Reconnaissance et l’Identification de la faune et de la flore Subaquatiques.
 German: gestreifte Hörnchenschnecke


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.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (135 publications)
Barcode of Life (5 barcodes)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
GenBank (6 nucleotides; 2 proteins)


Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Polycera quadrilineata (O. F. Müller, 1776). 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:140838




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