November 30, 2006
From: Patrice Francour
I took this picture in Turkey, along the Aegean coast, close to Bodrum during the summer 2005. I tried to identify this species and I found Discodoris maculosa Bergh 1884.
I would like to confirm (or to correct) this identification and to know if this species was previously known in Aegean sea.
Locality: Bodrum, 10 m, Turkey, Aegean Sea, 19 August 2005, Rocky area. Length: 5 cm. Photographer: Patrice Francour.
Thanks in advance
firstname.lastname@example.orgFrancour, P., 2006 (Nov 30) Discodoris maculosa ? from Turkey. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/16705
Dear Professor P. Francour,
I think this is Discodoris confusa. As far as I can see it has not been reported from the Mediterranean Sea before, but there has been considerable confusion in the past between Discodoris fragilis/lilacina and Discodoris maculosa and this species. Discodoris maculosa was described by Bergh from specimens from Naples and is thought to look more like the specimen currently on the forum as Discodoris cf. lilacina but these species need to be critically compared.