Aldisa andersoni

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Aldisa andersoni
A mating pair of the nudibranch Aldisa andersoni, Mirissa, Sri Lanka.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Cadlinidae
Genus: Aldisa
Species: A. andersoni
Binomial name
Aldisa andersoni
Gosliner & Behrens, 2004

Aldisa andersoni is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cadlinidae.[1]


This species was described from Pigeon Island, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.[2][3] It has subsequently been reported from the Muttom coast, India, and Mirissa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka.[4]


Aldisa andersoni has been found to contain Phorbazole metabolites which are probably derived from its food, a sponge in the family Hymedesmiidae.[4]


  1. ^ Gosliner, Terrence M. & David W. Behrens. (2004). Two of New Species of Dorid Nudibranchs (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia) from the Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 55(1): 1-10. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-02-29
  2. ^ Behrens, D.W., 2004 (July 9) Aldisa andersoni Gosliner & Behrens, 2004. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  3. ^ Behrens, 2004 Aldisa andersoni - The Slug Site
  4. ^ a b Nuzzo, G., Ciavatta, M. L., Kiss, R., Mathieu, V., Leclercqz, H., Manzo, E., Villani, G., Mollo, E., D'Souza, L., Gavagnin, M., and Cimino, G. (2012). Chemistry of the Nudibranch Aldisa andersoni: Structure and Biological Activity of Phorbazole Metabolites. Marine Drugs, 10(8), 1799–1811. doi:10.3390/md10081799