Paradoris sp. 1

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Discodorididae


Locality: Sodwana Bay, 30 metres, South Africa, Indian, October 2006, Reef. Length: 60mm. Photographer: Colin Ogden.


This is possibly the species of Paradoris, recently described recently by Dayrat, (2006: 209-216, Figs 57C-E) but not actually named. He identified it as Paradoris sp. B.  It is translucent with closely placed opaque white spots and some elongate black streaks. The black streaks  are shorter than the lines in the Sth African animals but are otherwise quite similar.

  • Dayrat, B. (2006) A taxonomic revision of Paradoris sea slugs (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia, Doridina). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 147: 125-238.
Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2007 (March 1) Paradoris sp. 1 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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