November 24, 2006
From: Colin Ogden
Good to have you back. During October we celebrated Marine week here at Sodwana Bay and on one of the days we had a "Nudibranch Day" to see how many different species we could find and hopefully find some we had never recorded here before. We found 2 new species which I could not identify. Here is one of them.
Locality: Sodwana Bay, 30 metres, South Africa, Indian, October 2006, Reef. Length: 60mm. Photographer: Colin Ogden.
Please could you help. It is quite distinctive, but I cant even decide which family it is.
firstname.lastname@example.orgOgden C. M., 2006 (Nov 24) Paradoris? from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/18539
It certainly has a distinctive colour pattern, but I don't recognise it. It is possibly a species of Paradoris, a genus comprehensively reviewed very recently (Dayrat, 2006), but it is not one of the species recognised in that work.
- Dayrat, B. (2006) A taxonomic revision of Paradoris sea slugs (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia, Doridina). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 147: 125-238.