Glossodoris acosti

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Glossodoris acosti
Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Infraclass: Euthyneura
Clade: Nudipleura
Order: Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Glossodoris
G. acosti
Binomial name
Glossodoris acosti
Matsuda & Gosliner, 2018[1]

Glossodoris acosti is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[2]


The type locality for species is Rempi, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Paratypes from the Philippines are included in the original description. Probably widespread in the central Indo-Pacific Ocean.[1]


Previously confused with Glossodoris cincta this species is distinguished by details of colouring and internal anatomy as well as DNA sequences from other species of very similar appearance.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Matsuda S.B. & Gosliner T.M. (2018). Glossing over cryptic species: Descriptions of four new species of Glossodoris and three new species of Doriprismatica (Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae). Zootaxa. 4444(5): 501-529.,page(s): 513, figs 2E, 6C, D, 8E, F, 9A–E
  2. ^ MolluscaBase (2018). Glossodoris acosti Matsuda & Gosliner, 2018. Accessed on 2018-12-10.