August 26, 2008
From: Sven Kahlbrock
I found this species at our housereef in Hurghada. I just found one picture that seems to be the same spec.there it`s called Jorunna pantherina. Is this possible? The depth was approx. 8 m and it´s size approx. 40mm.
Locality: Housereef, Arabella resort/ Hurghada, 8 m, Egypt, Red sea, 08 april 2008, sand. Length: 40 mm. Photographer: Sven Kahlbrock.
email@example.comKahlbrock, S., 2008 (Aug 26) Discodoris mauritiana? from Egypt. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/21563
This is definitely not Jorunna pantherina. Species of Jorunna have special tubercles all over the mantle [caryophyllidia] which have a ring of pointed projecting spicules around the tip. In this animal the tubercles are soft and lack spicules. I am calling this species Discodoris mauritiana, but as I discuss on the Fact Sheet, I am not a 100% sure this is the same animal that Bergh was describing way back in 1889.