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Jorunna funebris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Euctenidiacea
clade Doridacea
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Discodorididae
Genus: Jorunna
Bergh, 1876[1]

Jorunna is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.


Jorunna species are usually camouflaged to match the sponges they feed on, which in many cases belong to the family Chalinidae. It is likely that many undescribed species exist.[2]


There are more than 20 species in genus Jorunna.[3][4]

Species brought into synonymy
  • Jorunna johnstoni (Alder & Hancock, 1845): synonym of Jorunna tomentosa (Cuvier, 1804) - type species of the genus Jorunna
  • Jorunna lemchei Ev. Marcus, 1976 : synonym of Gargamella lemchei (Ev. Marcus, 1976)
  • Jorunna malcolmi Ev. Marcus, 1976: synonym of Jorunna labialis (Eliot, 1908)
  • Jorunna marchadi Risbec, 1956: synonym of Asteronotus cespitosus van Hasselt, 1824
  • Jorunna zania Ev. Marcus, 1976: synonym of Jorunna funebris (Kelaart, 1859)


  1. ^ Bergh R. (1876). In: Semper, C. (ed.). Reisen im Archipel der Philippinen. Vol. 2. Malacologische Untersuchungen. II. Theil, Heft 10 414.
  2. ^ Rudman, W.B., 1999 (January 6) Jorunna pantherina (Angas, 1864). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  3. ^ Camacho-Garcia, Y. E. and T. M. Gosliner. (2008). Systematic revision of Jorunna Bergh, 1876 (Nudibranchia: Discodorididae) with a morphological phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Molluscan Studies 74(2) 143.
  4. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2015). Jorunna Bergh, 1876. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2015-10-10
  • Valdés Á. (2002). A phylogenetic analysis and systematic revision of the cryptobranch dorids (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Anthobranchia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 136: 535-636