Tayuva lilacina

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Tayuva lilacina
Discodoris lilacina.jpg
Tayuva lilacina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Discodorididae
Genus: Tayuva
Species: T. lilacina
Binomial name
Tayuva lilacina
(Gould, 1852)
  • Chromodoris lilacina (Gould, 1852)
  • Diaulula hummelincki (Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1963)
  • Discodoris confusa Ballesteros, Llera & Ortea, 1985
  • Discodoris hummelincki (Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1963)
  • Discodoris ketos (Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1967)
  • Discodoris ketos gila (Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1970)
  • Discodoris ketos ketos (Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1967)
  • Discodoris lilacina (Gould, 1852)
  • Discodoris maculosa Bergh, 1884
  • Discodoris palma Allan, 1933
  • Doris lilacina Gould, 1852 (basionym)
  • Peltodoris crucis (Mörch, 1863) sensu Bergh, 1880 (misidentification)
  • Peltodoris hummelincki Marcus & Marcus, 1963
  • Tayuva ketos Marcus & Marcus, 1967
  • Tayuva ketos gila Marcus & Marcus, 1970
  • Tayuva ketos juva Marcus & Marcus, 1970
  • Tayuva ketos ketos Marcus & Marcus, 1967

Tayuva lilacina is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.[1]


This marine species occurs in the Indo-Central Pacific.


The maximum recorded body length is 50 mm[2] or up to 120 mm.[citation needed]


Minimum recorded depth is 0.5 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 63 m.[2]

Tayuva lilacina feeds on Haliclona caerulea according to the in situ observations on the Pacific coast of Mexico.[3] It is probably highly specialized on this sponge.[3]


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Tayuva lilacina (Gould, 1852). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=578710 on 2011-08-23
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The “Island Rule” and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
  3. ^ a b Verdín Padilla C. J., Carballo J. L. & Camacho M. L. (2010). "A qualitative assessment of sponge-feeding organisms from the Mexican Pacific Coast". Open Marine Biology Journal 4: 39–46. PDF

Further reading[edit]

  • Keen M. (1971). Sea shells of Tropical West America. Marine mollusks from Baja California to Perú. (2nd edit.). Stanford University Press pp. 1064
  • Ballesteros M., Llera E. M. & Ortea J. (1985). Revision de les Doridacea (Mollusca: Opistobranchia) del Atlantico nordeste atribuibles al complejo maculosa-fragilis. Bollettino Malacologico 20 (9-12): 227-257.
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Annu. Rev. 43: 419-453
  • Burn R. (2006) A checklist and bibliography of the Opisthobranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Victoria and the Bass Strait area, south-eastern Australia. Museum Victoria Science Reports 10:1–42.
  • Dayrat B. 2010. A monographic revision of discodorid sea slugs (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Nudibranchia, Doridina). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, vol. 61, suppl. I, 1-403, 382 figs.

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