Doriprismatica atromarginata

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Doriprismatica atromarginata
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Doriprismatica atromarginata at Bima bay, Indonesia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Doriprismatica
Species: D. atromarginata
Binomial name
Doriprismatica atromarginata
(Cuvier, 1804)[1]
  • Casella atromarginata (Cuvier, 1804)
  • Casella maccarthyi (Kelaart, 1859)
  • Casella philippinensis Bergh, 1874
  • Doris atromarginata Cuvier, 1804 (basionym)
  • Doris maccarthyi Kelaart, 1859
  • Glossodoris atromarginata (Cuvier, 1804)
  • Goniodoris atromarginata (Cuvier, 1804)

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


This species is found throughout the tropical and sub-tropical Indo-Pacific area.[1]


Doriprismatica atromarginata ranges in colour from creamy-white through yellow to pale brown. It typically has a black-lined edge running down the outside of a very folded mantle and black rhinophore clubs. The frilly mantle sometimes appears to move like a wave as the animal crawls along. It can reach a total length of at least 60 mm.[1] This species is very similar in appearance to Doriprismatica sibogae and Doriprismatica plumbea, although Doriprismatica atromarginata is by far the more common and is not quite as deep yellow in colour as the other species.[1]


Doriprismatica atromarginata feeds on sponges and has been seen feeding on the species Hyatella intestinalis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Glossodoris atromarginata (Cuvier, 1804). Sea Slug Forum, accessed 8 December.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Caballer, M. (2012). Doriprismatica atromarginata. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-06-17
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