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Aeolidacea
Nudibranchs of the suborder Aeolidacea lack gills and use elongate processes on their dorsal surfaces, called cerata, for respiration. Each ceras also contains a branch of the digestive gland increasing the surface area for nutrient absorption. Most aeolids are specialized predators on hydroids or anemones but some consume octocorals, opisthobranch eggs or other invertebrates. Many retain the nematocysts from their prey in special sacks, called cnidosacs, in the tips of their cerata, using them for their own defense. Some also retain zooxanthellae from their prey in specialized branches of the digestive gland allowing them to survive for long periods without eating.

The animal listed in Pease, 1860 as Aeolis parvula seems to be unassignable to any of the included species and may represent an additional record. Also, the identity of the animal described as a "bluish black species ..." and illustrated in fig. 98a of Edmondson, 1946 has yet to be determined.

Flabellinidae

Babakinidae

Fionidae

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Aeolidiidae



 
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