Chemical defence - Phyllidiidae

Here are a list of references to chemical defence in the Phyllidiidae. Please let me know of any I should add.

Return to Chemical defence in opisthobranchs.

General reviews
•Avila, C. (1995): Natural products of opisthobranch molluscs: a biological review. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 33: 487-559.
• Faulkner,DJ; Ghiselin,MT (1983): Chemical defence and evolutionary ecology of dorid nudibranchs and some other opisthobranch gastropods. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 13(30 August): 295-301.

Phyllidiid references
• Burreson, B.J., Scheur, P.J., Finer, J., Clardy, J. (1975) 9-isocyanopupukeanane, a marine invertebrate allomone with a new sesquiterpene skeleton. Journal of the American Chemistry Association, 97: 4263-4764.
• Cimino,G., De Rosa,S., De Stefano,S., Sodano, G (1982) The chemical defense of four mediterranean nudibranchs. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 73B(3): 471-474.
• Cimino,G., De Rosa,S., De Stefano,S., Sodano,G (1983) Dorid nudibranch elaborates its own chemical defence. Science, 219: 1237-1238.
• Gunthorpe,L; Cameron,AM (1987): Bioactive properties of extracts from Australian dorid nudibranchs. Marine Biology 94: 39-43.
• Hagadone, M.R., Burreson, B.J. & Scheur, P.J. (1979) defense allomones of the nudibranch Phyllidia varicosa Lamarck, 1801. Helvetica Chimica Acta, 62: 2484-2494.
•Johannes,RE (1963): A poison-secreting nudibranch (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia). The Veliger 5(3, 1 January): 104-105.
• Schulte,GR; Scheuer,PJ (1982): Defense allomones of some marine mollusks. Tetrahedron 38(13): 1857-1863.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (April 29) Chemical defence - Phyllidiidae. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from