Known from western Pacific. Also reported in the Forum from the Red Sea.
Upper: Gonubalabala Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Depth: 12 m. Length: about 40 mm. 21 Jan 2005. Sand slope with patch reef. Photographer: Mary Jane Adams.
Lower: Bergh, 1880: Plate A. figs 15-16.
Somewhat similar in shape to Discodoris boholiensis, the main colour difference are the patches of pale purple or lilac tubercles, usually surrounded by a region of yellowish tubercles.
Originally described from the Society Islands, French Polynesia, it has recently been reported from Japan and the Philippines [http://slugsite.us/bow/nudwk434.htm], and here f rom Papua New Guinea.
Although published as a name in a list in Bergh, 1877, Discodoris schmeltziana was not properly described until 1880.
Bergh, L. S. R. (1877) Malacologische Untersuchungen. In C. G. Semper (Ed.) Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen, Zweiter Theil, Wissenschaftliche Resultate, Band 2, Theil 2, Heft 12, (pp. 495 - 546).
Bergh, L.S.R. (1880) Malacologische Untersuchungen. In: C.G. Semper, Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen, Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Band 2, Suppl. 1, 1-78, Pls. A-F.
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (March 8) Discodoris schmeltziana Bergh, 1880. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/discschm
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