April 21, 2006
From: Tancredi D'Onofrio
Could you please confirm if this is Geitodoris stellifera? (= Anisodoris planata Alder & Hancock)
Locality: Gulf of Trieste, 5 m., Italy, Northern Adriatic, Jan.-Feb-2005. Length: 2 and 4 cm.. Photographer: Tancredi D'Onofrio
Thank you and congratulations for your excellent work.
D'Onofrio, T., 2006 (Apr 21) Geitodoris stellifera? from the Adriatic. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16326
If you look at Lucas Cervera's message [#7264] it looks like Discodoris stellifera and Geitodoris planata are considered two different species, both with a stellate (star-like) pattern on their mantle. I am not sure how easy it is to distinguish the two species without looking at their anatomy so I think it is best if we ask the advice of a local expert.