Jorunna rubescens
Bergh, 1876

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae


Indo-West Pacific.


Mjimwema, approx. 20km S of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, September 1973 in Syringodium & Cymodocea beds, shallow sublittoral. Lower left photo showing raised collar on rhinophore pocket; Lower right photo showing egg ribbon. PHOTOS: Bill Rudman.

Formerly known as Kentrodoris rubescens. See message

Growing up to 20cm in length, this polycerid-like dorid is considered to be a species of Jorunna. Its mantle is covered in small spiculate papillae (caryophyllidia) which are characteristic of that genus.

• Bergh, L.S.R. (1876). Malacologische Untersuchengen. In: C.G. Semper, Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen, Wissenschaftliche Resultate, 10: 377-427

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (February 19) Jorunna rubescens Bergh, 1876. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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