October 26, 2002
From: Angel Valdes
I believe the dorid from Peru is Doris fontainei d'Orbigny, 1837, recently redescribed by Schrödl (2000), as Anisodoris fontainei. Valdés & Muniain (2002) transferred this species to the genus Doris and corrected the original spelling of the specific name to fontainei. This species is found from Argentina (37ºS), throughout
Chile, to Peru, between 0-100 m depth.
• Schrödl, M. (2000) Taxonomic revision of the common South American nudibranch Anisodoris fontaini (d'Orbigny, 1837), with discussion of its systematic placement. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 66: 69-81.
• Valdés, A. & Muniain, C. (2002). Revision and taxonomic reassessment of Magellanic species assigned to Anisodoris Bergh, 1898 (Nudibranchia: Doridoidea). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 68: 345-351.
email@example.comValdes, A., 2002 (Oct 26) Re: Anisodoris from Peru. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8285
I have not as yet seen your recently published review of this species (Valdes, A. & Muniain, C. 2002), but the abstract, which I copy below, has some interesting conclusions, which hopefully will untangle the problems surrounding these South American names.
Valdés, A. & Muniain, C. (2002). Revision and taxonomic reassessment of Magellanic species assigned to Anisodoris Bergh, 1898 (Nudibranchia: Doridoidea). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 68: 345-351.
Recent investigations on phylogenetic systematics of cryptobranch dorid nudibranchs indicate that the Magellanic species previously assigned to the genus Anisodoris must be transferred to several different genera. Anisodoris fontainei (d'Orbigny, 1837) is regarded as a member of the genus Doris on the basis of the absence of a notch on the anterior border of the foot and the presence of lateral prolongations in the mouth area, instead of oral tentacles, and a tubular prostate. Anisodoris punctuolata (d'Orbigny, 1837) is regarded as a member of the genus Diaulula because of the presence of caryophyllida, a prostate divided into two portions, and a notched and grooved anterior border of the foot. Anisodoris rudberghi Marcus and Marcus, 1967 and Anisodoris variolata (d'Orbigny, 1837) are transferred to the genus Peltodoris due to the presence of a smooth labial cuticle, a notched and grooved anterior border of the foot, oral tentacles and a prostate with two portions. Since Anisodoris rudberghi is no longer regarded as a member of Anisodoris it has to be replaced by its senior synonym Anisodoris marmorata Bergh, 1898 (in the binomen Peltodoris marmorata), which was previously replaced on grounds of secondary homonymy with Archidoris marmorata Bergh, 1881. The correct spelling Doris fontainei is discussed, versus the original spelling fontainii and the subsequent incorrect spelling fontaini.
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