Durvilledoris pusilla
(Bergh, 1874)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Chromodorididae


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.

Authorship details
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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