Discodoris sp. 2.

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae


eastern Australia


Green Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. July, 1979. 2 animals - 77, 80 mm long. AM C117245. Photos: Bill Rudman.

Large flattened dorid, with wide mantle skirt and a rough sand-papery feel, although soft to hold. mantle vovered in small nipple-like papillae as in Discodoris lilacina. Ranges in colour from a dull brown with very faint traces of darker patches, to an orange brown with prominent darler brown rounded patches. Underside of the mantle and the sole of foot are a pale translucent yellow with brown spots and patches, larger in some specimens than others.

This animal has only been rarely recorded. It is possibly a southern colour variant of D. lilacina, but this is unlikely as more typical grey D. lilacina is sometimes found as far south as Sydney.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (August 13) Discodoris sp. 2. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/discsp2

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