Aldisa erwinkoehleri
Perrone, 2001

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae


Thailand. In the lower photo the gills can be clearly seen. PHOTOS: Michael Miller.

Another remarkable phyllidiid mimic, reported by Michael Miller in his message below. In this case the dorid is probably best described as a Phyllidia mimic. Compare with Discodoris? liturata, a Phyllidiella mimic. There is also a general mimicry page where flatworm and chromodorid mimics of phyllidiids are described.

NOTE: This species was previously known on the Forum as Doris? sp. 2.

• Perrone, A. (2001) A new species of Nudibranchia of the genus Aldisa Bergh (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) Basteria, 65: 105-116

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (March 11) Aldisa erwinkoehleri Perrone, 2001. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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