Lophodoris? sp. 1

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Goniodorididae


Known only from Korean coast of Yellow Sea


Locality: Near Tae An city, -10m, South Korea, Yellow Sea, 23 June 2007. Length: Approx. 10 mm. Photographer: Heung Gi Moon.

This species is quite similar to the northern Atlantic species Lophodoris danielsseni in having radiating bundles of spicules around the mantle edge and in having a gap in the mantle skirt in the posterior midline behind the gills and the anus. It differs in having more usual gills, which in L. danielsseni are much reduced and are tipped with a swollen sac of unknown function.

The anterior end also differs from L. danielsseni. It seems that the mantle finishes alongside the rhinophores and the head has a wide oral veil which extends on each side into a tentacle (lined with white), more like in Lophodoris scala.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (July 20) Lophodoris? sp. 1 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/lophsp1

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