Paradoris sp. 2

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This species has been observed on Madagascar and Seychelles Islands

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Discodorididae
Distribution : Madagascar, South Africa, Seychelles and Indonesia
Maximal size : 30 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Pale to intense yellow body with the dorsum covered with tiny numerous opaque yellowish tubercles

A few dark brown to black short brown lines like veins

Dark brown to black lamellate rhinophores with translucent stalk.

Translucent gills with dark brown to black ramifications.

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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 15 m, September 2012, size : 30 mm

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Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Nathalie Yonow
     According Bill Rudman " This is possibly the species of Paradoris, recently described by Dayrat, (2006: 209-216, Figs 57C-E) but not actually named. He identified it as Paradoris sp. B."
    Under the name Paradoris sp. 8 in Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification. Indopacific. 2015

Bibliographic data :

Like other species of Paradoris, the mantle tissue is packed full of opaque whitish spherules.
    This species looks like Paradoris sp. 4, but in Paradoris sp.4 the series of dark brown to black lines are transverse and running out to the mantle edge across the mantle skirt.

References :

  Nudipixel Paradoris sp
     Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Paradoris sp. 1

Publications :

Dayrat, B. (2006) A taxonomic revision of Paradoris sea slugs (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia, Doridina). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 147 (2): 125-238.

Other photos of Paradoris sp. 2 :

Nathalie Yonow specimen collected by Pam Kemp

Seychelles, L'ilot, 26 April 1992, size : 10 mm


Very similar to specimen from South africa





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