Bathydorididae is a taxonomic family of dorid nudibranch, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks.[1]

Bathydorididae is the only family in the superfamily Bathydoridoidea, within the clade Gnathodoridacea.


Genera in the family Bathydorididae include:

Further reading

  • Baranetz, Olga (1993). "The primitive nudibranchiate mollusc: Bathydoris violacea sp. n. (Gastropoda) (in Russian)". Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta Seriya 3 Biologiya 3: 13–18. 
  • Baranetz, O.N. (1995). "Variability of radular apparatus in Bathydorididae (Gastropoda, Doridida)". Ruthenica 5 (1): 71–72. 
  • Baranetz, O.N. (1997). "Variability of the respiratory apparatus in Bathydoris Bergh, 1884 (Gastropoda,". Ruthenica 7 (1): 61–64. 
  • Belick, Francis P. 1975 Additional opisthobranch mollusks from Oregon. The Veliger 17 (3): 276-277.
  • Goddard, Jeffrey H.r. 1984. The opisthobranchs of Cape Arago, Oregon, with notes on their biology and a summary of benthic opisthobranchs known from Oregon. The Veliger 27 (2): 143-163.
  • Lance, James R. 1967. The holotype of the abyssal dorid nudibranch Bathydoris aoica Marcus & Marcus, 1962. The Veliger 9 (4) 410.
  • Marcus, Ev. & Er. Marcus. 1962. A new species of the Gnathodoridacea. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias 34: 269-275.
  • Valdés, Ángel, and Hans Bertsch. 2000. Redescription and range extension of Bathydoris aioca Marcus & Marcus, 1962 (Nudibranchia: Gnathodoridoidea). The Veliger 43 (2): 172-178.


  1. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & Warén A. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 397 pp.
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