Carminodoris bifurcata from Japan

March 15, 2003
From: Tomohiko Kurihara

Dear Bill,
This is Carminodoris bifurcata Baba, 1993 from Osezaki, Izu Peninsula, Japan. It is an uncommon species at Osezaki. I found it on a length of rope on a sandy bottom. It has many warts on mantle,the roots of warts are fringed with white colour. And gill coloured orange.

Length 20mm; Depth 17m; night dive, October 2002.

Tomohiko Kurihara

Dear Tomohiko,
Thanks for this information and your other message on Carminodoris armata. It is very helpful in sorting out this group of 'warty' dorids.
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Mar 15). Comment on Carminodoris bifurcata from Japan by Tomohiko Kurihara. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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