Doris chrysoderma

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Doris chrysoderma
Neodoris chrysoderma.jpg
A live individual of Doris chrysoderma, head end on the left, but hidden
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Euctenidiacea
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Dorididae
Genus: Doris
Species: D. chrysoderma
Binomial name
Doris chrysoderma
(Angas, 1864)[1]

Neodoris chrysoderma (Angas, 1864) [1]

Doris chrysoderma is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Dorididae.[2]


This species has been found in temperate waters in Southern Australia ranging from New South Wales to Western Australia.[3]

The type locality is Port Jackson.[1]


This sublittoral species has a background colour ranging from bright yellow to a fairly pale cream. D. chrysoderma always has rounded white pustules. This species grows to approximately 30 mm in length.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Angas G. F. (1864). "Description d'espèces nouvelles appartenant à plusieurs genres de Mollusques Nudibranches des environs de Port-Jackson (Nouvelles-Galles du Sud), accompagnée de dessins faits d'après nature". Journal de Conchyliologie 12: 43-70. page 46, plate 4, figure 3.
  2. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 397 pp.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Gary R. McDonald, University of California Santa Cruz (29 luglio 2006). Nudibranch Systematic Index, University of California Santa Cruz. Institute of Marine Sciences.
  • 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

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