Dorid from Tunisia

July 29, 2003
From: J. Ben Souissi and A. Eters


Dear Bill,
Here is another dorid from our coastal lagoon, "Lac de Tunis" [south section] in Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa. Depth: 0 to 1m some time between January and March, 2003.

Can you identify it please.
Thanks,
Jamila Ben Souissi and Anis Eters

bensouissi.jamila@inat.agrinet.tn

Ben Souissi, J. & Eters, A., 2003 (Jul 29) Dorid from Tunisia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9885

Dear Jamila & Anis,
My first thought was Doris verrucosa but that species has a number of large tubercles surrounding the gill pocket, and I can see no sign of them in your photos. Another possibility is Doris ocelligera Bergh, 1881, but as I don't have any personal knowledge of that species I would prefer to wait for comments from a colleague with firsthand knowledge of these species
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Jul 29). Comment on Dorid from Tunisia by J. Ben Souissi and A. Eters. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/9885

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