Platydoris sp. 4
Anilao, Luzon Island, Philippines in April, 2002. Photo: Jeff Rosenfeld.
This is probably a species of Platydoris.Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2002 (December 15) Platydoris sp. 4 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/platsp4
March 11, 2006
From: Sayoko Matsuda
I found this sea slug under a stone.Water temperature:17° C. I think this is probably Platydoris sp.4 of your site.
Locality: Otsuki-cyo Issai (the Pacific coasts of Japan), 13 m, Kochi Prefecture Japan, Pacific Ocean, 23 April 2005, Under the stone. Length: 40 mm. Photographer: Kouji Ueno.
firstname.lastname@example.orgSayoko Matsuda, 2006 (Mar 11) Platydoris sp. 4 from Japan. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16042
June 11, 2005
From: Bruce Potter
I notice that you have only one record on the forum for Platydoris sp 4. I found this specimen at my favourite nudibranch site just on the outskirts of Honiara. It was a night dive in June of last year. It was about 30mm long and found at 8 meters depth.
Locality: Honiara, Solomon Islands, Pacific Ocean. Depth: 8 meters. Length: 30 mm.June 2005. coral, rubble, sand. Photographer: Bruce Potter
This is a coral and rubble site with lots of sponges weeds and algae.
Potter, B., 2005 (Jun 11) Platydoris sp. 4 from Solomon Ids. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13637
Thanks for this. I don't think this species has been named recently but hopefully if it has, someone will let me know. It certainly appear to have caryophyllidia on the mantle.
December 17, 2002
From: Jeff Rosenfeld
Here's a shot taken in Anilao, Luzon Island, Philippines in April, 2002 of what Neville Coleman, in 1001 Nudibranchs, calls Jorunna sp. However Dave Behrens felt that Coleman had misidentified it and that it was more likely an unidentified Platydoris.
What do you think?
email@example.comRosenfeld, J., 2002 (Dec 17) Platydoris sp. from Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/8592
Certainly the thin rigid look of the mantle skirt and the nature of the microscopic papillae on the mantle are more reminiscent of Platydoris than Jorunna. I have a feeling I have seen this before but I can't remember where.