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Family: Discodorididae (See list of species below)

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179 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Anisodoris lentiginosa
[Mottled pale sea-lemon]
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Anisodoris marmorata
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Anisodoris nobilis
[Pacific sea-lemon]
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Anisodoris worki
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Asteronotus apiculata
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Asteronotus boholiensis
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Asteronotus carlsoni
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Asteronotus concinna
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Asteronotus coriacea
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Asteronotus cruentata
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Asteronotus formosa
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Asteronotus funebris
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Asteronotus hepaticus
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Asteronotus intecta
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Asteronotus liturata
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Asteronotus nubilosa
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Asteronotus ocellata
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Asteronotus rubescens
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Asteronotus rubicunda
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Asteronotus sanguinea
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Asteronotus scabra
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Asteronotus schmeltziana
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Asteronotus spongiosa
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Asteronotus tessellata
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Asteronotus willeyi
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Asteronotus winckworthi
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Atagema alba
[White dorid]
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Atagema browni
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Atagema echinata
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Atagema gibba
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Atagema intecta
[Rough trippa]
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Atagema rugosa
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Baptodoris cinnabarina
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Baptodoris mimetica
[Mimic dorid]
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Baptodoris perezi
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Carminodoris bifurcata
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Carminodoris boucheti
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Carminodoris estrelyado
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Carminodoris flammea
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Carminodoris grandiflora
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Diaulula alba
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Diaulula farmersi
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Diaulula hispida
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Diaulula hummelincki
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Diaulula punctuolata
[Dotted bristle sea slug]
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Diaulula sandiegensis
[Ringed doris]
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Discodoris alba
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Discodoris aliciae
[Ali's dorid]
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Discodoris aurila
[Salt and pepper]


Discodoris boholiensis
[Bohol nudibranch]
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Discodoris branneri
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Discodoris cebuensis
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Discodoris coerulescens
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Discodoris confusa
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Discodoris crawfordi
[Crawford's Discodoris]
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Discodoris erubescens
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Discodoris evelinae
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Discodoris ketos
[Gray dorid]


Discodoris lilacina
[Lilac Discodoris]
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Discodoris maculosa
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Discodoris mavis
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Discodoris millegrana
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Discodoris mortenseni
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Discodoris muta
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Discodoris notha
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Discodoris palma
[Handprint Discodoris]
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Discodoris paroa
[Paroan Discodoris]
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Discodoris phoca
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Discodoris purcina
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Discodoris rosi
[Orange doris]
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Discodoris rubens
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Discodoris schmeltziana
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Discodoris stellifera
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Discodoris turia
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Discodoris voniheringi
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Gargamella immaculata
[Unicoloured lemon sea slug]
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Geitodoris bacalladoi
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Geitodoris bonosi
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Geitodoris capensis
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Geitodoris complanata
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Geitodoris heathi
[Gritty doris]
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Geitodoris immunda
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Geitodoris joubini
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Geitodoris mollina
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Geitodoris patagonica
[Patagonian geitodoris]
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Geitodoris planata
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Geitodoris portmanni
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Geitodoris pusae
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Hoplodoris bramale
[Truffle dorid]
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Hoplodoris hansrosaorum
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Hoplodoris nodulosa
[Nodulose hoplodoris]


Jorunna alisonae
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Jorunna funebris
[Polka-dot nudibranch]
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Jorunna hartleyi
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Jorunna luisae
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Jorunna marchadi
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Jorunna onubensis
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Jorunna pantherina
[Panther jorunna]
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Jorunna pardus
[Leopard jorunna]


Jorunna parva
[Sea bunny]


Jorunna rubescens
[Red-lined kentrodoris]
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Jorunna spazzola
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Jorunna tomentosa
[White jorunna]
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Jorunna zania
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Montereina nobilis
[Sea lemon]
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Paradoris dubia
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Paradoris erythraeensis
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Paradoris indecora
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Paradoris lopezi
[Lopez's dorid]
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Paradoris mulciber
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Peltodoris atromaculata
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Peltodoris crucis
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Peltodoris fellowsi
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Peltodoris greeleyi
[Greeley's dorid]
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Peltodoris lancei
[Lance's dorid]
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Peltodoris mullineri
[Mulliner's dorid]
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Peltodoris noumeae
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Peltodoris rubra
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Peronodoris rehderi
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Platydoris angustipes
[Leather backed doris]
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Platydoris argo
[Leathery seaslug]
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Platydoris carolynae
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Platydoris cinereobranchiata
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Platydoris cruenta
[Red-splashed platydoris]
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Platydoris ellioti
[Speciose platydoris]
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Platydoris esakii
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Platydoris flammulata
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Platydoris formosa
[Speckled platydoris]
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Platydoris galbana
[Yellow platydoris]


Platydoris inornata
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Platydoris laminea
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Platydoris macfarlandi
[California flat doris]
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Platydoris sanguinea
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Platydoris scabra
[Scabby platydoris]
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Platydoris stomascuta
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Platydoris tabulata
[Flat dorid]
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Rostanga anthelia
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Rostanga arbutus
[Strawberry rostanga]
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Rostanga australis
[Southern rostanga]
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Rostanga bassia
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Rostanga bifurcata
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Rostanga byga
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Rostanga calumus
[Red rostanga]


Rostanga dentacus
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Rostanga lutescens
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Rostanga muscula
[Ruby rostanga]
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Rostanga pulchra
[Red sponge nudibranch]


Rostanga rubra
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Sclerodoris apiculata
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Sclerodoris coriacea
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Sclerodoris paliensis
[Pali nudibranch]
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Sclerodoris prea
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Sclerodoris tanya
[Feline doris]
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Sclerodoris tarka
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Sclerodoris trenberthi
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Sclerodoris tuberculata
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Sebadoris fragilis
[Fragile Discodoris]
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Sebadoris nubilosa
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Taringa aivica
[Dusky brown taringa]
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Taringa armata
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Taringa faba
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Taringa oleica
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Taringa pinoi
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Taringa telopia
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Taringa tritorquis
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Thordisa albomacula
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Thordisa aurea
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Thordisa bimaculata
[Two-spot thordis]
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Thordisa diuda
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Thordisa filix
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Thordisa harrisi
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Thordisa lurca
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Thordisa maculigera
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Thordisa oliva
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Thordisa pallida
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Thordisa punctulifera
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Thordisa rubescens
[Red thordis]
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Thordisa sanguinea
[Red thordisa]


Thordisa verrucosa
[Verrucose thordisa]
179 Species of Family Discodorididae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Anisodoris lentiginosa Mottled pale sea-lemon Eastern Pacific. Tropica 18 TL
Anisodoris marmorata Mediterranean Sea.
Anisodoris nobilis Pacific sea-lemon Eastern Pacific. Tropica 20 TL
Anisodoris worki Western Atlantic. 5 DL
Asteronotus apiculata Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus boholiensis Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus carlsoni Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus concinna Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus coriacea Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus cruentata Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus formosa Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus funebris Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus hepaticus Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus intecta Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus liturata Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus nubilosa Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus ocellata Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus rubescens Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus rubicunda Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus sanguinea Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus scabra Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus schmeltziana Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus spongiosa Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus tessellata Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus willeyi Western Central Pacific
Asteronotus winckworthi Western Central Pacific
Atagema alba White dorid Eastern Pacific. 6 TL
Atagema browni Western Atlantic. 2.4 DL
Atagema echinata Western Central Pacific
Atagema gibba Eastern Atlantic, Western
Atagema intecta Rough trippa Indo-West Pacific 6 TL
Atagema rugosa Mediterranean. Southeast
Baptodoris cinnabarina Mediterranean Sea.
Baptodoris mimetica Mimic dorid Eastern Pacific. 4.5 TL
Baptodoris perezi Mediterranean Sea.
Carminodoris bifurcata Western Central Pacific
Carminodoris boucheti Mediterranean Sea.
Carminodoris estrelyado Western Central Pacific
Carminodoris flammea Western Central Pacific
Carminodoris grandiflora Western Central Pacific
Diaulula alba Western Atlantic. 3.2 DL
Diaulula farmersi Western Atlantic. 1.6 DL
Diaulula hispida Southeast Pacific and Sou 8 DL
Diaulula hummelincki Western Atlantic. 5 DL
Diaulula punctuolata Dotted bristle sea slug Southeast Pacific and Sou 10 DL
Diaulula sandiegensis Ringed doris Pacific Ocean and the Arc 8 TL
Discodoris alba Western Atlantic
Discodoris aliciae Ali's dorid Eastern Central Pacific 4.5 TL
Discodoris aurila Salt and pepper Eastern Central Pacific. 5 TL
Discodoris boholiensis Bohol nudibranch Indo-West Pacific. 6 TL
Discodoris branneri Western Atlantic. 2.4 DL
Discodoris cebuensis Western Central Pacific
Discodoris coerulescens Western Central Pacific
Discodoris confusa Mediterranean Sea.
Discodoris crawfordi Crawford's Discodoris Eastern Indian Ocean
Discodoris erubescens Mediterranean Sea.
Discodoris evelinae Western Atlantic. 11 TL
Discodoris ketos Gray dorid Eastern Central Pacific 4.5 TL
Discodoris lilacina Lilac Discodoris Western Central Pacific a
Discodoris maculosa Mediterranean Sea.
Discodoris mavis Eastern Central Pacific
Discodoris millegrana Northeast Atlantic
Discodoris mortenseni Western Atlantic
Discodoris muta Atlantic Ocean. 3 DL
Discodoris notha Western Central Atlantic 2.6 TL
Discodoris palma Handprint Discodoris Indo-West Pacific
Discodoris paroa Paroan Discodoris Eastern Indian Ocean
Discodoris phoca Western Atlantic 5.5 DL
Discodoris purcina Western Atlantic 2.5 DL
Discodoris rosi Orange doris Mediterranean Sea.
Discodoris rubens Mediterranean Sea.
Discodoris schmeltziana Eastern Central Pacific
Discodoris stellifera Mediterranean Sea.
Discodoris turia Eastern Indian Ocean
Discodoris voniheringi Southwest Atlantic 2 TL
Gargamella immaculata Unicoloured lemon sea slug Southeast Pacific and Sou 5 DL
Geitodoris bacalladoi Mediterranean Sea.
Geitodoris bonosi Mediterranean Sea.
Geitodoris capensis Southeast Atlantic
Geitodoris complanata Western Atlantic
Geitodoris heathi Gritty doris Eastern Pacific. Tropica 4.30000019073486 TL
Geitodoris immunda Atlantic Ocean 4.3 DL
Geitodoris joubini Mediterranean Sea.
Geitodoris mollina Western Atlantic.
Geitodoris patagonica Patagonian geitodoris Southeast Pacific and Sou 3 DL
Geitodoris planata Northeast Atlantic and th 4.1 DL
Geitodoris portmanni Mediterranean Sea.
Geitodoris pusae Atlantic Ocean and the Me 6 DL
Hoplodoris bramale Truffle dorid Eastern Central Pacific. 4.5 TL
Hoplodoris hansrosaorum Western Atlantic. 2.7 DL
Hoplodoris nodulosa Nodulose hoplodoris Indo-Pacific 5 TL
Jorunna alisonae Western Central Pacific
Jorunna funebris Polka-dot nudibranch Indo-Pacific. Tropical a 5 TL
Jorunna hartleyi Eastern Indian Ocean
Jorunna luisae Mediterranean Sea.
Jorunna marchadi Western Central Pacific
Jorunna onubensis Mediterranean Sea.
Jorunna pantherina Panther jorunna Indo-West Pacific 2.5 TL
Jorunna pardus Leopard jorunna Eastern Pacific. 6 TL
Jorunna parva Sea bunny Indo-West Pacific.
Jorunna rubescens Red-lined kentrodoris Indo-West Pacific. 17 TL
Jorunna spazzola Western Atlantic. 1.2 DL
Jorunna tomentosa White jorunna Eastern Central Pacific,
Jorunna zania Western Indian Ocean
Montereina nobilis Sea lemon Eastern Pacific 20 TL
Paradoris dubia Indo-West Pacific 3.5 TL
Paradoris erythraeensis Western Indian Ocean
Paradoris indecora Mediterranean Sea.
Paradoris lopezi Lopez's dorid Eastern Pacific 2.5 TL
Paradoris mulciber Western Atlantic
Peltodoris atromaculata Mediterranean Sea.
Peltodoris crucis Western Atlantic. 8 DL
Peltodoris fellowsi Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 TL
Peltodoris greeleyi Greeley's dorid Eastern Pacific and Weste 3 TL
Peltodoris lancei Lance's dorid Eastern Pacific 7.5 TL
Peltodoris mullineri Mulliner's dorid Eastern Pacific 7 TL
Peltodoris noumeae Western Central Pacific
Peltodoris rubra Western Central Pacific
Peronodoris rehderi Eastern Central Pacific
Platydoris angustipes Leather backed doris Western Atlantic.
Platydoris argo Leathery seaslug Mediterranean Sea.
Platydoris carolynae Southeast Pacific 6 TL
Platydoris cinereobranchiata Western Central Pacific
Platydoris cruenta Red-splashed platydoris Indo-Pacific. 10 TL
Platydoris ellioti Speciose platydoris Pacific Ocean.
Platydoris esakii Northwest Pacific
Platydoris flammulata Western Central Pacific
Platydoris formosa Speckled platydoris Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL
Platydoris galbana Yellow platydoris Indo-West Pacific
Platydoris inornata Western Central Pacific
Platydoris laminea Western Pacific
Platydoris macfarlandi California flat doris Eastern Pacific. 7 TL
Platydoris sanguinea Western Central Pacific
Platydoris scabra Scabby platydoris Indo-West Pacific 8 TL
Platydoris stomascuta Northeast Atlantic
Platydoris tabulata Flat dorid Northwest Pacific
Rostanga anthelia Mediterranean Sea.
Rostanga arbutus Strawberry rostanga Western Pacific
Rostanga australis Southern rostanga Eastern Indian Ocean
Rostanga bassia Eastern Indian Ocean
Rostanga bifurcata Indo-West Pacific
Rostanga byga Western Atlantic. 2 DL
Rostanga calumus Red rostanga Eastern Indian Ocean
Rostanga dentacus Western Central Pacific
Rostanga lutescens Western Central Pacific
Rostanga muscula Ruby rostanga Indo-West Pacific.
Rostanga pulchra Red sponge nudibranch Western Atlantic and East 0.9 DL
Rostanga rubra Atlantic Ocean and the Me
Sclerodoris apiculata Western Indian Ocean.
Sclerodoris coriacea Western Indian Ocean.
Sclerodoris paliensis Pali nudibranch Eastern Central Pacific
Sclerodoris prea Western Atlantic. 4 DL
Sclerodoris tanya Feline doris Eastern Pacific. 3 TL
Sclerodoris tarka Eastern Indian Ocean
Sclerodoris trenberthi Eastern Indian Ocean
Sclerodoris tuberculata Western Central Pacific a
Sebadoris fragilis Fragile Discodoris Indo-Pacific. 10 TL
Sebadoris nubilosa Southwest Pacific and Eas
Taringa aivica Dusky brown taringa Eastern Pacific and Weste 3 TL
Taringa armata Mediterranean Sea.
Taringa faba Mediterranean Sea.
Taringa oleica Mediterranean Sea.
Taringa pinoi Mediterranean Sea.
Taringa telopia Western Atlantic 4 DL
Taringa tritorquis Western Atlantic.
Thordisa albomacula Western Central Pacific
Thordisa aurea Mediterranean Sea.
Thordisa bimaculata Two-spot thordis Eastern Pacific. 3.20000004768372 TL
Thordisa diuda Western Atlantic. 3.6 DL
Thordisa filix Mediterranean Sea.
Thordisa harrisi Western Atlantic. 3.5 DL
Thordisa lurca Western Central Atlantic 1.4 TL
Thordisa maculigera Western Central Pacific
Thordisa oliva Western Central Pacific
Thordisa pallida Mediterranean Sea.
Thordisa punctulifera Indo-West Pacific
Thordisa rubescens Red thordis Eastern Pacific. 9 TL
Thordisa sanguinea Red thordisa Indo-West Pacific
Thordisa verrucosa Verrucose thordisa Indo-West Pacific



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