Doriopsis pecten from nthn New South Wales

March 7, 2003
From: Bill Rudman

Here is a photo of Doriopsis pecten from northern New South Wales in eastern Australia. The tubercles on the mantle are smaller and harder than in D. granulosa. In the midregion of the mantle a criss-cross pattern of spicules in skin could be seen in the live animal.

Photo: Arrawarra, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, 13 March 1982, 3 specimens found - 10,7,6mm long alive. AM C133003. Photo: Bill Rudman

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Mar 7) Doriopsis pecten from nthn New South Wales. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Doriopsis pecten

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