Diaphorodoris mitsuii

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Diaphorodoris mitsuii
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The nudibranch Diaphorodoris mitsuii, Ping Chau, Mirs Bay, Hong Kong.
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D. mitsuii
Binomial name
Diaphorodoris mitsuii
(Baba, 1938)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lamellidoris mitsuii Baba, 1938

Diaphorodoris mitsuii is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Calycidorididae.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This species was described from Susaki, Izu Peninsula, Japan. It is reported from South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.[3] Specimens from Australia, Indonesia and the Red Sea are likely to be distinct, unnamed, species of Diaphorodoris.[3]

Description[edit]

"Length of animal about 5 mm. Body elongate-elliptical, bluntly rounded at both ends. Back covered sparsely with small conical tubercles. Oral tentacles broad lobiform, with a slit-like mouth between them. Rhinophore-sheath with smooth margin. Branchial plumes 6, small, simply pinnate, completely retractile within a cavity with smooth margin. Foot produced behind in a fairly long tail, the anterior end abruptly rounded and simply labiate. Integument with spicules. General body-colour yellow, margin of mantle with orange-yellow line fading out to yellow to the edge."[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baba, K. 1938. Three new nudibranchs from Izu, Middle Japan. Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses, 17(2):130-133.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2015). Diaphorodoris mitsuii (Baba, 1938). In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2016-01-24.
  3. ^ a b Rudman, W.B., 2001 (July 5) Diaphorodoris mitsuii (Baba, 1938). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  4. ^ Bolland, R. (2013). Diaphorodoris mitsuii (Baba, 1938). Okinawan Nudibranch of the week.