Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Heterobranchia > Infraclass Opisthobranchia > Order Nudibranchia > Suborder Dexiarchia > Infraorder [unassigned] Dexiarchia > Family Proctonotidae > Genus Janolus

Janolus cristatus (Delle Chiaje, 1841)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

JanolusBergh, 1884accepted genus name
Antiopa Alder & Hancock, 1848 synonym
Janus Vérany, 1844 synonym

Species group names

Antiopa splendida Alder & Hancock, 1848 synonym
Eolidia cristata Delle Chiaje, 1841 synonym
Janus spinolae Vérany, 1846 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: blauwtipje 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: antiopella 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.
 French: antiopelle


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

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.

additional source

Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM)





External Links

Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
GenBank (2 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Janolus cristatus (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:140855




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