Clione limacina

Author: (Phipps,1774)


Size: Up to 8 cm, usually less than 3 cm off West Coast.

General: Broad, muscular swimming wings attached narrowly at the anterior quarter of the body. Diet consists solely of the thecosome Limacina.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Cosmopolitan in cold and temperate oceanic waters.

Published depth range: Up to 600 m.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Wrobel, D. and C. Mills (1998). Pacific coast pelagic invertebrates: a guide to the common gelatinous animals. Sea Challengers & Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA. 101 pp.

Rudman, W.B. (2001). Clione lamacina (Phipps, 1774). Australian Museum.

Citation: Clione limacina ((Phipps,1774)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-27.
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