Doriopsilla carneola species group

This species group consists of: Doriopsilla carneola, Doriopsilla aurea, Doriopsilla peculiaris

Doriopsilla carneola species group
Photographed by: Brent Murdoch

In temperate southern Australia there is a group of firm-bodied, orange or yellow dendrodoris with or without white markings on the mantle. Presently it is difficult to separate the two best-known species, Doriopsilla carneola (Angas, 1864) and Doriopsilla peculiaris (Abraham, 1877), the latter is supposed to have a softer mantle and low, broad pustules, but these are subjective differences not detectable in photos. However there are three other names involved

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Dendrodorididae
Species:Doriopsilla carneola species group

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2083
The yellow/golden species of Doriopsilla that occur in temperate southern Australia have not been studied, so the identifications can only be tentative.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1842
The yellow/golden species of Doriopsilla that occur in temperate southern Australia have not been studied, so the identifications can only be tentative.

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Pictures of Doriopsilla carneola species group

Doriopsilla carneola species group from Rockingham, Australia
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Doriopsilla carneola species group from Rockingham, Australia
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Doriopsilla carneola species group from Rockingham, Australia
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Similar Species

Author: Richard Willan

The Doriopsilla sp. from Western Australia and Doriopsilla aureopunctata are identical externally, but there are internal differences especially in the reproductive system. And then there is the vast geographical distance separating them as well.

 
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