This species has been observed on Madagascar Island
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Discodorididae
Distribution : Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines
Maximal size : 15 mm
Species characteristics :
This yellow species has a series of dark brown to black transverse lines running out to the mantle edge across the mantle skirt. Sometimes the inner end of some line widens into an irregular spot.
Dark brown to black lamellate rhinophores with translucent stalk.
Translucent gills with dark brown to black ramifications.
The foot is white.
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Ledge, 15 m, 30 April 2016, size : 10 mm
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Identification confirmed by David Behrens "
Your Paradoris sp (upper photo) is definitely the same as our Paradoris sp. 10, but I am not sure about your second specimen (photo below), looks like it might different that any we have "
According Bill Rudman " This species has been recognised by Dayrat (2006) as Paradoris sp. C "
Under the name Paradoris sp. 10 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. 2, 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, not in Paradoris sp. 2
Nudipixel Paradoris sp
Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Paradoris sp. 2
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. 4 :
Madagascar, Nosy Bé
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