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Family  Cliidae





This is family of sea butterflies, based on the genus Clio.

This family has for a long time been known as Clioidae, or the subfamily Clioinae in the family Cavoliniidae. To prevent confusion with another family Clionidae, the ICZN changed the name back to its original spelling Cliidae. Two species of this family are recorded from NSW. All have an external shell:

Clio cuspidata (Bosc, 1801)

Clio pyramidata Linnaeus, 1767


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