Original illustration of Doris vibrata Pease 1860

March 7, 2005
From: Bill Rudman

Here is another message concerning the white and purple-spotted chromodorids described from Hawaii by Pease and Garrett. In this one I post the original illustration of Chromodoris vibrata

Doris vibrata  was originally described (Pease, 1860) without an illustration. Bergh (1880: Pl. B, fig 18- 21) subsequently published a painting by Andrew Garrett, which we assume was available to Pease.

It is characterised by the rythmically vibrating gills, commented on by Pease, and on which he based its name.

  • Pease, W.H. (1860) Descriptions of new species of mollusca from the Sandwich Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 28: 18-36.
  • Bergh, L.S.R. (1880) Malacologische Untersuchungen. In: C.G. Semper, Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen, Wissenschaftliche Resultate. Band 2, Suppl. 1, 1-78, Pls.A-F.

Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2005 (Mar 7) Original illustration of Doris vibrata Pease 1860. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13204

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