Platydoris angustipes
(Morch, 1863)

Suborder: DORIDINA
Family: Dorididae




under the pier in Bonaire, Caribbean Sea, July, 1993. Photo: Linda Ianniello.

There is little information on the literature of the colour and shape of the living animal, the first being Marcus & Marcus (1967). The mantle ranges in colour from reddish brown, to red or orange. Thee are scattered white specks, especially on the mantle skirt, and there can be 3 or 4 larger white patches on each side. Right at the mantle edge there can be a thin translucent border which ranges in colour from straw to dark brown and can have scattered white triangular markings. The gills are translucent straw coloured with opaque white specks. Grows to approx 10cm long.

• Marcus, Er. & Marcus, Ev. (1967) American opisthobranch mollusks. Part 1, Tropical American opisthobranchs. Studies Tropical Oceanography, Miami, 6(1-2): 1-137. (Figs 1-150, Pl.1, figs 1-9)
• Mörch, O.A.L. (1881). Contributions à la Faune malacologique des Antilles danoises. Journal de Conchiliologie, 11: 21-43

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2001 (January 4) Platydoris angustipes (Morch, 1863). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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