Sclerodoris tuberculata

Eliot, 1904

Sclerodoris tuberculata
Photographed by: Mulyadi Setiono

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Dorididae
Species:Sclerodoris tuberculata

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #31749
A highly variable species.

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #27220
I'm quite sure this is Sclerodoris rather than Aldisa. It matches mine from the Marshalls at http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/nudi/cryptobranchs/e077.htm, which have Sclerodoris rather than Aldisa teeth.

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #27007
A somewhat variable species, but I think this falls within the range.

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #2194
This doesn't look to me like Aldisa pikokai. Aldisa pikokai always has 3 dorsal "craters" along the middorsal line, one just in front of the rhinophores, one just behind them, and one just in front of the gills. These craters always have darker spots within them. See some of the type specimens at http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/nudi/hawaii/h123.htm.
The species pictured looks more like one of the forms of Sclerodoris tuberculata with its single middorsal crater and somewhat rugose body. See http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/nudi/cryptobranchs/e077.htm and http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/nudi/hawaii/h209.htm.
Thanks.
Scott

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Pictures of Sclerodoris tuberculata

Sclerodoris tuberculata from Alor, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Scott Johnson
Location: Alor, Indonesia
Posted 7 years ago
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Sclerodoris tuberculata from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Bali, Indonesia
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Sclerodoris tuberculata from Malindi, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Scott Johnson
Location: Malindi, Kenya
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Sclerodoris tuberculata from Malindi, KenyaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Malindi, Kenya
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Sclerodoris tuberculata from Malindi, Kenya
Location: Malindi, Kenya
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Sclerodoris tuberculata from Gujarat, India
Location: Gujarat, India
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Sclerodoris tuberculata from Anilao, Philippines
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Sclerodoris tuberculata from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 5 years ago
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Sclerodoris tuberculata from Philippines
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