Berthellina quadridens
(Morch, 1863).

Family: Pleurobranchidae




Florida Keys, August, 2001 on a night dive. Depth: approx 35 feet; animal approx 1.5 inches long. Photo: Linda Ianniello.

This genus is in need of revision. Most, but not all, publications give the name Berthellina engeli to the orange Berthellina from the east Pacific and the Atlantic. See Lucas Cervera's message suggesting that Berthellina quadridens is the correct name for Caribbean specimens, and second message suggesting that east Pacific animals were B. ilisima.

• Mörch, O.A.L. (1863). Contributions a la Faune malacologique des Antilles danoises. Journal de Conchyliologie, 11: 21-43

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (December 29) Berthellina quadridens (Morch, 1863).. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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