Dorgan, Valdes & Gosliner, 2002
Tropical western Pacific
Upper: Pulau Tolandono, Tukang Besi Archipelago, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia. Depth 12-14 m. 20 August 1999. Approx 250 mm long. Photo: Dan Johnston.
Lower: Tumbila, Florida group (Nggela), Solomon Islands. Approx 100mm long. Photo: Scott Johnson
Typical shape for the genus with a broad, thin, leathery mantle skirt and raised crenulate rhinophore and gill pockets. Mantle brown with small raise white tubercles. Around the mantle edge is a cream to yellowish marginal band and a dark reddish brown submarginal band. On the inside of this brown band there is sometimes a continuation of the yellowish margin, and sometimes a translucent white band which gradually diffuses into the brown background. Usually there are scattered white spots, ringed with dark brown, on the mantle. In some specimens these are large and prominent, while in other specimens they are small and inconspicuous. Prior to its naming, this species was known on the Forum as Platydoris sp. 1.
• K.M. Dorgan, A. Valdes and T.M. Gosliner. 2002. Phylogenetic systematics of the genus Platydoris (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Doridoidea) with descriptions of six new species. Zoologica Scripta, 31: 271-319.
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (December 30) Platydoris ocellata Dorgan, Valdes & Gosliner, 2002. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/platocel
Platydoris ocellata from Indonesia
From: Roberto Sozzani, June 7, 2007
Re: Platydoris sp. 1 from the Solomons
From: Juan Lucas Cervera, December 31, 2002
Platydoris sp. 1 from the Solomons
From: Scott Johnson, December 23, 2002
Platydoris? from Sulawesi
From: Lindsay Warren, January 27, 2001