Doris? sp. 12

Suborder: DORIDINA


 Guam, Bile Bay, 18m; 2 May 2005. Length: 3 mm. Observed feeding? [middle photo] on the mucus of the egg mass of Diniatys dubia. Clay Carlson & Patty Jo Hoff

This dorid has been found associated with, and apparently eating the mucus of the egg mass, of the cephalaspidean Diniatys dubia (Schepman, 1913). At no time did it appear to be interested in the egg capsules present.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2005 (October 12) Doris? sp. 12 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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