Information about Discodoris evelinae

March 25, 2006
From: Rolando Cortés Vico

I have an specimen that is the same as a picture you show named Discodoris evelinae. I tried to link with that name in the list of species but it didn't work. Can you send me information, and more pictures about it? It is in synonymy with Cadlina evelinae Marcus, 1958, Family Cadlinidae that is reported to Cuba?

Locality: Coast, 1 m, W of Havana City, Cuba, Caribbean

I took pictures but they are not good, that is the reason for not sending it here.Thanks in advance for your help

Truly yours

Cortés-Vico R. M.Sc., 2006 (Mar 25) Information about Discodoris evelinae. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Rolando,
We have been having a few problems with the Forum but they are now solved so you should be able to get to the Discodoris evelinae Fact Sheet now. Cadlina evelinae is now known as Tyrinna evelinae. As you will see it is quite a different species. If you would like to send your photos to the Forum that would be welcome - there is no rule saying they have to be perfect.

Concerning species called 'evelinae'. There are quite a few western Atlantic species with that name. Ernst and Eveline Marcus, who worked at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil,  studied the opisthobranch fauna of your region for many years, and Ernst named many species after Eveline, who was both his wife and collaborator.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2006 (Mar 25). Comment on Information about Discodoris evelinae by Rolando Cortés Vico. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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