Kentrodoris rubescens from Bootless Bay, PNG

December 11, 2001
From: Tim Murrell

Dear Dr Rudman,
Recently, well OK 6 months ago. [June 2001] I visited Loloata Island in Bootless Bay,
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. These were taken in 1m of water at low tide in early June this year. There are two photos of the animal, and in a separate message one of the egg mass and one of two specimens mating.

Anyway are you able to ID these for me.
Tim Murrell

Murrell, T., 2001 (Dec 11) Kentrodoris rubescens from Bootless Bay, PNG. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Tim,
Thanks for these and the mating photos. This is Kentrodoris rubescens. It is a strangely shaped dorid, closely related to Jorunna and other 'flat' dorids, although it looks like it should be related to animals like Nembrotha.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Dec 11). Comment on Kentrodoris rubescens from Bootless Bay, PNG by Tim Murrell . [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Jorunna rubescens

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