inferobranchiata definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A suborder of marine gastropod mollusks, where the gills tend to be involving the foot plus the mantle.
  • others:
    • into the old systems of De Blainville and Cuvier, an order of nudibranchiate gastropods having lamellar gills under an expanded mantle, because the families Phyllidiidæ and Diphyllidiidæ.
    • In later on systems, a suborder of nudibranchiates extended to add types without branchiæ, but usually resembling the typical kinds. Thus extended, the order embraces the people Phyllidiidæ, Hypobranchæidæ, Pleurophylliidæ, and Dermatobranchiidæ.
    • Also Referred To As Inferobranchia, Hypobranchia, Hypobranchiata, Dipleurobranchia.
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