Glossodoris sp. 14

Order: NUDIBRANCHIA
Suborder: DORIDINA
Superfamily: EUDORIDOIDEA
Family: Chromodorididae

PHOTO

Siquijor Island, Philippine Islands. 8m. Size: 11mm. 8 March 2003. Photo: Erwin Koehler

I am pretty sure this is a species Bergh illustrated from the Philippines in 1874 [Pl. 33, fig 10], and labelled Doris. The painting differs however in having a white outer line on the mantle border. I can't find any text description anywhere, so I guess he didn't have a specimen to look at. However Semper's Reisen was published in small parts and in a very confusing way. Often plates were published with an unrelated section of the text, and Bergh sometimes used a different name in the text, to the one he used in the Plate captions. So a description may be there somewhere, published with a different name 2 or 3 years before or after the Plate.

• Bergh, L.S.R. (1874) Malacologische Untersuchungen. In: C.G. Semper, Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen, Wissenschaftliche Resultate, 6: 247-285,Pls.32-35.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2003 (June 19) Glossodoris sp. 14 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/glossp14

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