Opisthobranch from Veracruz, Mexico

September 3, 2008
From: Rodrigo J. Pérez Weil

Concerning message #20925:

Dear Bill:
I photographed this opistobranch in Veracruz, Mexico, on a reef named La Galleguilla. It was about 1-2 m deep over coral rocks. Its size is 40 mm long. Can anyone help me about this opisthobranch? It can retract rhinophores and its gills too

Locality: Veracruz, 1-2 m, Veracruz, Gulf of Mexico, 30 may 2007. Length: 40 mm. Photographer: Rodrigo Pérez.

Rodrigo Pérez.


Pérez, R. J., 2008 (Sep 3) Opisthobranch from Veracruz, Mexico. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21838

Dear Rodrigo,

It is a dorid nudibranch of some sort. My first thought was perhaps a Discodoris but I have my doubts. In one photo I noticed what look like papillae over the mantle [see middle right photo], which you wouldn't find in a Discodoris. I am afraid that in all parts of the world these 'flat' dorids are very difficult to identify from photographs - and often from living animnals as well - withour a good knowledge of the local fauna. Perhaps someone can help us?

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2008 (Sep 3). Comment on Opisthobranch from Veracruz, Mexico by Rodrigo J. Pérez Weil. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21838

Related messages

  1. Opisthobranch from Yucatan, Mexico
    From: Jazmin Ortigosa, November 6, 2007
  2. Re: Pauleo jubatus? from St. Vincent Islands?
    From: Philip Cromwell, December 14, 2005
  3. Pauleo jubatus? from St. Vincent Islands?
    From: Les Wilk, December 12, 2005
  4. Flabellina sp. from St. Vincent
    From: Les Wilk, December 2, 2005
  5. Unknown dorid from the Caribbean
    From: Sean Kearney, July 19, 2005
  6. Aeolid from Florida
    From: Kelly Kingon, January 28, 2005
  7. Re: Okenia? from Gulf of Mexico
    From: Juan Lucas Cervera, February 19, 2004
  8. Okenia? from Gulf of Mexico
    From: Kelly Hooper, February 14, 2004
  9. Haminoea succinea? from Florida
    From: Steve Massey and Julie Schwartz, December 10, 2003
  10. Corambe? from the Bahamas
    From: Colin Redfern, October 15, 2003
  11. Corambe? from Jamaica
    From: Ross W. Gundersen, October 13, 2003
  12. Colorful aeolid from Florida
    From: Linda Ianniello, April 10, 2003
  13. Caribbean Cuthona?
    From: Dave Behrens, October 2, 2002
  14. Aplysia sp. from the Colombian Caribbean
    From: Nestor E. Ardila E., July 5, 2002
  15. Dendronotus sp.? from Colombia
    From: Alexander Taborda M., June 18, 2002
  16. Unknown Caribbean Polycera
    From: Dave Behrens, May 1, 2002
  17. Aeolid from from the Dominican Republic
    From: Elianny Domínguez Tejo, June 18, 2001
  18. An aeolid from Colombia
    From: Phanor Montoya, January 5, 2001

Show factsheet and all related messages