Durvilledoris pusilla

(Bergh, 1874)

Durvilledoris pusilla
Photographed by: Ronnie Ng

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Chromodorididae
Species:Durvilledoris pusilla

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #31954
Looks like a young individual.

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Pictures of Durvilledoris pusilla

Durvilledoris pusilla from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Long Dong, TaiwanIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 8 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 8 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Kapalai, MalaysiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 8 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Long Dong, TaiwanIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 8 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Malindi, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Posted 7 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Similan Islands, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 7 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Piti Channel, Guam
Posted 7 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from RéunionIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Réunion
Posted 7 years ago
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Flores, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 7 years ago
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Similar Species

Author: Richard Willan

Durvilledoris pusilla always has an opaque mantle. The pattern on the central area of the mantle is always scalloped with 'lobes' or 'tongues' of colour that almost reach the margin; one pair of these lobes is immediately behind the rhinophores and the other pair is in front of the gills. The midline has 2 white circles. The colour pattern on the tail repeats that of the central mantle. Thius is definitely a good species.

Noumea varians can have either an opaque or a semi-transparent mantle. The pattern on the central area is not actually lobed, but it often looks that way in photos because of the way the body is deformed when crawling over irregular terrain. The midline has 3 white streaks or a single continuous narrow stripe. The tail is uniformly purple. There is evey indication that what we presently call Noumea varians may, in fact, cover several different species.

Noumea varians from Oahu, Hawaii, USAIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
(8 photos)
 
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