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Taxon profile

suborder

Cephalaspidea P. Fischer, 1883

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Opistobranchia - opisthobranchs

Description

Shell in most cases external, sometimes enclosed by the mantle; animal with an occasionally greatly broadened creeping foot and a head shield.
Thiele, J., 1935 (1992); Handbook of Systematic Malacology. Part 2
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

superfamily Bulloidea Lamarck, 1801
superfamily Diaphanoidea Odhner, 1914
superfamily Haminoeoidea Pilsbry, 1895 - Atys Bubble Shell
superfamily Philinoidea J. E. Gray, 1850
superfamily Runcinoidea

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [617addc1-3f88-48a7-ad66-f4d3a91ec01f]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Cephalaspidea]
Data retrieved on: 12 July 2015

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