Contemporary studies into the systematics and evolution of opisthobranch molluscs
Editors: G. Brodie, S. Fahey & F.E. Wells.

Published 2006.
Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 69
140 pp.
ISBN 1 920843 26 4
ISSN 0313 122X

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This is a collection of some of the contributions given during a symposium on opisthobranchs held at the World Congress of Malacology, Perth, Western Australia, July, 2004.

  • Ingo Burghardt and Heike Wagele
    Interspecific differences in the efficiency and photosynthetic characteristics of the symbiosis of "solarpowered" Nudibranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda) with zooxanthellae
  • Cathryn L. Clarke
    The population dynamics and feeding preferences of Bursatella leachii (Opisthobranchia: Anaspidea) in northeast Queensland, Australia .
  • Shireen J. Fahey
    Comparison and cost benefit analysis of different data sets used for determining mollusc evolution: a case study of the cryptobranch nudibranch Halgerda (Mollusca: Gastropoda)
  • Heike Wagele, Ingo Burghardt, Nils Anthes, Jussi Evertsen, Annette Klussmann-Kolb and Gilianne Brodie
    Species diversity of opisthobranch molluscs on Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Anna L. Bass and Stephen A. Karl
    Molecular phylogenetic analysis of genera in the family Plakobranchidae (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia: Sacoglossa)
  • Heike Wagele, Verena Vonnemann and William B. Rudman
    Umbraculum umbraculum (Lightfoot, 1786) (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Tylodinoidea) and the synonymy of U. mediterraneum (Lamarck, 1812)
  • Terrence M. Gosliner
    Marine Gastropoda collected by the Steamer Albatross from the Philippines in 1908.
  • Angel Valdes and Shireen J. Fahey
    Dorid nudibranchs described by J.E. Gray in M.E. Gray, 1842-1857 (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia)
  • Claudia Scares and Goncalo Calado
    Spawn and early development of two sympatric species of the genus Doriopsilla (Opisthobranchia: Nudibranchia) with contrasting development strategies
  • Jamie M. Chan and Terrence M. Gosliner
    A redescription of Facelina stearnsi Cockerell, 1901 (Nudibranchia: Aeolidacea: Facelinidae) with a reassignment of its generic placement
  • Gilianne D. Brodie and Goncalo Calado
    Dendrodoris arborescens (Collingwood, 1881) (Mollusca: Nudibranchia): larval characteristics reveal a masked porostome species
  • Takeshi Furuhashi, Gary Cobb, Lesley Brooker and Richard Willan
    Larval development in Dermatobranchus sp. (Nudibranchia: Arminina)
  • Jussi Evertsen
    Retention of photosynthetic chloroplasts in five sacoglossans (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) from the Houtman Abrolhos Islands
  • Nerida Wilson
    New record of the nudibranch Polycera hedgpethi Er. Marcus, 1964, in South Australia, with a discussion on its occurrence in Australia
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (August 22) Contemporary studies into the systematics and evolution of opisthobranch molluscs. Editors: G. Brodie, S. Fahey & F.E. Wells.. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from