Jorunna tomentosa

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Jorunna tomentosa
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The nudibranch Jorunna tomentosa feeding on the sponge Haliclona cinerea, Rosehearty, Moray Firth, Scotland.
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
Species: J. tomentosa
Binomial name
Jorunna tomentosa
(Cuvier, 1804)[1]
  • Doris johnstoni Alder & Hancock, 1845
  • Doris obvelata Johnston, 1838
  • Doris tomentosa Cuvier, 1804 (basionym)
  • Jorunna johnstoni (Alder & Hancock, 1845)

Jorunna tomentosa is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Discodorididae.[2]


This species occurs in European waters from Norway to Portugal and in the Mediterranean Sea. It has also been reported from South Africa and Tristan da Cunha.[3][4]


Jorunna tomentosa feeds on the sponges Haliclona cinerea and Haliclona oculata.[5]


  1. ^ Cuvier, G. 1804. Memoire sur le genre Doris. Annales de Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 4: 447–473.
  2. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2011). Jorunna tomentosa (Cuvier, 1804). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2011-08-23
  3. ^ Rudman, W.B., 1999 (August 8) Jorunna tomentosa (Cuvier, 1804). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  4. ^ Camacho-Garcia Y.E. & Gosliner T.M. (2008) Systematic revision of Jorunna Bergh, 1876 (Nudibranchia: Discodorididae) with a morphological phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Molluscan Studies 74:143-181
  5. ^ Picton, B. E. & Morrow, C. C., 2015. Jorunna tomentosa. Encyclopedia of marine life.

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