Jorunna

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Jorunna
Jorunna funebris Réunion.JPG
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.

Biology[edit]

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]

Species[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  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