Peltodoris fellowsi
Kay & Young, 1969

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae


Originally thought to be an Hawaiian endemic, but records from Pitcairn Ids (Edmunds & Preece, 1996) and records presented in the Forum from Japan and Lifou, New Caledonia, suggest a wider western Pacific distribution.


Lifou, Loyalty Ids, November 2000. 54mm long alive. PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.

Mantle and foot are white. The rhinophore lamellae and gill leaflets are black. In the original description the rhinophore stalks and gill rachids are described as red-brown while in the specimens illustrated here from Lifou they are translucent white. The mantle is relatively firm or rigid and the dorsal surface is covered with fine granules.

• Kay, E.A. & Young, D.K. (1969) The Doridacea (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science, 23(2): 172-231.
• Edmunds, M. & R.C. Preece, 1996. A collection of opisthobranch molluscs from the Pitcairn Islands. Journal of Conchology, 35: 407-421.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (January 23) Peltodoris fellowsi Kay & Young, 1969. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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