December 31, 2002
From: Juan Lucas Cervera
Dear Bill and Scott,
Concerning Scott's Platydoris sp. 1. It resembles very much the Platydoris ocellata, recently described by Dorgan, Valdes and Gosliner (2002):
• K.M. Dorgan, A. Valdes and T.M. Gosliner. 2002. Phylogenetic systematics of the genus Platydoris (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Doridoidea) with descriptions of six new species. Zoologica Scripta, 31: 271-319.
I think Angel or Terry could help for a definitive identification of the Solomon's animal.
I am sure it is that species. I knew this paper was in gestation, but I didn't know it was actually published, so couldn't use the name. Thanks also to Nishina Masayoshi and Michael D. Miller for drawing my attention to this paper