Neha Patil (Editor)


Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Limapontiidae
Higher classification  Limapontioidea
Superfamily  Limapontioidea
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Family
Lower classifications  Placida dendritica, Limapontia, Ercolania felina

Limapontiidae is a taxonomic family of small to minute sacoglossan sea slugs. These are marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusks.

These sea slugs resemble nudibranchs, but are not closely related to them. Most of the species are green because of the green algae they eat and live on.

In the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005), the former family Stiligeridae is described as a synonym of the family Limapontiidae Gray, 1847, belonging to the superfamily Limapontioidea Jensen, 1996.

This family has no subfamilies.


The following genera belong to the family Limapontiidae:

  • Alderella Odhner in Franc, 1968
  • Alderia Allman, 1846
  • Alderiopsis Baba, 1968
  • Calliopaea d'Orbigny, 1837
  • Costasiella Pruvot-Fol, 1951 - 15 species
  • Ercolania Trinchese, 1872
  • Limapontia Johnston, 1836 - type genus
  • Olea Agersborg, 1923
  • Placida Trinchese, 1876
  • Stiliger Ehrenberg, 1831
  • Genera brought into synonymy 
  • Alderina Pruvot-Fol, 1954 : synonym of Alderella Odhner in Franc, 1968
  • Chalidis Quatrefages, 1844 : synonym of Limapontia Johnston, 1836
  • Custiphorus Deshayes, 1853 : synonym of Calliopaea d'Orbigny, 1837
  • Laura Trinchese, 1873 : synonym of Placida Trinchese, 1876
  • References

    Limapontiidae Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Placida dendritica
    Summer School (2006 film)
    Ashot Beglarian