Dendrodoris tuberculosa
Page 2. - Old Illustrations


UPPER: Plate 16, Figs 1,2. From Quoy & Gaimard, 1832.
LOWER: 2 paintings by Walter Elliot of Doris tuberculosa, [no 29] from Waltair, India, April 1854. Used by Alder & Hancock, 1864. Paintings held in the Hancock Museum, Newcastle - upon - Tyne, UK.

Old illustrations are a very useful way to identify some problematic species. These paintings show the white or pale spots on the underside of the mantle and the arrangement of pustules on the dorsal surface. Although Quoy & Gaimard's is somewhat, diagrammatic the Walter Elliot painting clearly shows that between the main tubercles there are secondary tubercles and no flattned non-tuberculate patches.

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Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (November 29) Dendrodoris tuberculosa Page 2. - Old Illustrations. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from