August 4, 2007
From: Megan Bosch
Please can you classify this species for me. It was found at Dunedin.
Locality: Dunedin, exposed rocky shore, 30 cm, New Zealand, Ocean, 2 June 2007, intertidal. Length: 25 cm. Photographer: Megan Bosch.
Bosch, M., 2007 (Aug 4) Archidoris wellingtonensis from Dunedin, NZ. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20333
This is a not uncommon New Zealand dorid, Archidoris wellingtonensis, which as you will see on the Forum, also occurs in southeastern Australia. As you will see in my comment to a recent message [#20329] we are in a state of confusion at present over just what genus to put this species in. Recent studies suggest that the type species of Archidoris and the type species of Doris should be in the same genus, which means that Archidoris is a synonym of Doris. The problem is that no one has compared the anatomy of 'Archidoris' wellingtonensis to see whether it should have been in Archidoris in the first place. Until that is clarified there is no point in moving it to Doris. So at present I am going to continue to call this species Archidoris wellingtonensis, which is the name it has always been known by.
Re: Archidoris wellingtonensis from Victoria, Australia
From: Lizzie Scott, September 30, 2009
Archidoris wellingtonensis from Tauranga, N.Z.
From: Paul Furneaux, June 4, 2003
Archidoris wellingtonensis from Victoria, Australia
From: Joan Hales, August 11, 2002
Re: Archidoris wellingtonensis
From: Ross Armstrong, February 18, 1999
Archidoris wellingtonensis from New Zealand
From: Ross Armstrong, February 17, 1999
Re: Archidoris from southern Tasmania
From: Karen Parsons, April 25, 1998
Archidoris from southern Tasmania
From: Karen Parsons, April 24, 1998