Re: Platydoris sp. 1 from the Solomons

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.

Thanks Lucas,
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
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Dec 31). Comment on Re: Platydoris sp. 1 from the Solomons by Juan Lucas Cervera. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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