Doris (gastropod)

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Doris odhneri.jpg
A live individual of Doris odhneri, head towards the right
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
clade Euctenidiacea
clade Doridacea
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Dorididae
Genus: Doris
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Anoplodoris P. Fischer, 1883
  • Archidoris Bergh, 1878
  • Austrodoris Odhner, 1926
  • Ctenodoris Eliot, 1907
  • Doridigitata d'Orbigny, 1839
  • Doriopsis Pease, 1860
  • Doriorbis Kay & Young, 1969
  • Guyonia Risbec, 1928
  • Neodoris Baba, 1938
  • Praegliscita Burn, 1957
  • Siraius Er. Marcus, 1955
  • Staurodoris Bergh, 1878 (Invalid: Placed on the Official Index by ICZN Opinion 1980)[1]

Doris is a genus of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs. These animals are marine gastropod molluscs in the family Dorididae.[2][3][4][5]


Species within the genus Doris include:

Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ ICZN, Opinion 1980 (case 3088), (2001) Doris verrucosa Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): Generic and Specific Names Conserved by the Designation of a Neotype Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 58(3) September 2001.
  2. ^ a b c Gofas, S. (2010). Doris Linnaeus, 1758. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-01-12
  3. ^ Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.
  4. ^ Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213.
  5. ^ Valdés A. (2002). A phylogenetic analysis and systematic revision of the cryptobranch dorids (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Anthobranchia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 136: 535-636 page(s): 540-560
  6. ^ Marcus Ev. (1971). "ON SOME EUTHYNEURAN GASTROPODS FROM THE INDIAN AND PACIFIC OCEANS". Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 39(5): 355–369. page 355. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.mollus.a065115.
  7. ^ Gofas, S. (2004). Doris verrucosa Linnaeus, 1758. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2017-12-15