Paradoris liturata

(Bergh, 1905)

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Paradoris liturata from Komodo, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: A member of the family Discodorididae that mimics Phyllidiella pustulosa (Phyllidiidae). This is a good photo to portray and ‘expose’ this species because the gills are clearly visible, but when they are retracted the resemblance is perfect. In contrast, Aldisa williamsi (family Dorididae), which is probably also part of this mimicry complex, has a greenish background with large black areas, its rhinophores are pale yellow, and its gills are black.
 

Location:Komodo, Indonesia
Photographer:Graham Abbott
Camera:Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1View EXIF properties
Taken on:January 16, 2007
Viewed:2299 times
Posted:10 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Discodorididae
Species:Paradoris liturata