Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Coffs Harbour Region, New South Wales, December 1990, C164622. PHOTO: Bill Rudman.
The mantle is a pale pink with a broad cream-white or yellowish band at the edge. There is an elongate white streak in the midline between the rhinophores and another in front of the gills. Around the anterior and posterior ends and twice down each side of the mantle, the inside edge of creamy yellow border is excavated out and replaced by a washy purple patch. The gills and rhinophores are tinged with orange.
See the Noumea purpurea Colour Group Page to compare this species with others of similar colour.
•Rudman,W. B. (1986) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Noumea purpurea and Chromodoris decora colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 86(4): 309-353.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (November 6) Durvilledoris pusilla (Bergh, 1874). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/durvpusi
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From: Gary Cobb, August 18, 2009
Durvilledoris pusilla from Thailand
From: Marcel Tanke, February 9, 2009
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From: Hugues Flodrops, January 13, 2009
Durvilledoris pusilla - abnormal rhinophores
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Durvilledoris pusilla from the Red Sea
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Durvilledoris pusilla from Wakatobi, Indonesia
From: F.C. Castillo, October 24, 2005
Durvilledoris pusilla from Reunion Island
From: Philibert Bidgrain, February 21, 2005
Durvilledoris pusilla from Malaysia
From: Teng Jan Shir, May 15, 2003
Durvilledoris pusilla from Northern Sulawesi
From: Marli Wakeling, October 2, 2002
Durvilledoris pusilla from Hachijo Japan
From: Nishina Masayoshi, July 28, 2002
Durvilledoris pusilla from the Solomon Ids
From: Bruce Potter, April 27, 2001
Durvilledoris pusilla from Marshall Ids
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