Durvilledoris circumflavus
Rudman, 1990

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


KNown only from Madang, Papua New Guinea


Holotype. Madang, Papua New Guinea, 7 July 1987, WAM288-87, on substrate, Photo: F.E. Wells

The mantle is white and ovate with a wide mantle overlap down each side of the body. The body and foot are hidden by the mantle except for the posterior part of the foot which extends beyond the posterior end of the mantle when the animal is crawling. There is a thin orange border to the mantle. The mantle glands are elongate, and packed together, side by side, to form a continuous band around the edge of the mantle. The simple gills are white, edged in orange and form a circle around the anus. The rhinophore stalk and lower half of the rhinophore club are white with a more opaque median band along the exposed posterior end.

  • Rudman, W.B. (1990) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: further species of Glossodoris, Thorunna and the Chromodoris aureomarginata colour group. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 100(3): 263-326.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2010 (June 4) Durvilledoris circumflavus Rudman, 1990. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/durvcirc