Discodoris cebuensis Bergh, 1877

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This species has been observed on Mauritius and Mayotte Islands

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Discodorididae
Distribution : Indo Pacific
Maximal size : 40 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

This distinctive species is brown to light red-brown, blotched with darker brown. The notum is covered with low, blunt tubercles. Patches of tubercles along its margins and on its midline are usually tipped with white and the central tubercles in each patch are dusky violet.

The white pigment is variable in extent

Rhinophores and gills brown

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Photo Remy Eudeline
Mayotte, Plage des 3 Baobabs, less 1 m, 27 April 2018, size : 40-50 mm

Remarks :

Synonymous : (according Worms)
          - No other name

Bibliographic data :

Animals found in Halimeda are generally paler than those found in rocky habitats

References :

  Bill Rudman Seaslug Discodoris schmeltziana
     SeaSlug of Hawai Discodoris cebuensis

Publications :

Bergh, L. S. R. (1877) Malacologische Untersuchungen. In C. G. Semper (Ed.) Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen, Zweiter Theil, Wissenschaftliche Resultate , Band 2, Theil 2, Heft 12, (pp. 495 - 546)

Other photos of Discodoris cebuensis :

Geoffrey Summers

Mauritius, Pointe d'Esny lagoon, less 1 m, 6 December 2014, size : 50 mm


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