WoRMS name details

Discodoris fragilis (Alder & Hancock, 1864)

139566  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139566)

 unaccepted (recombination)
Species
marine
Description Oval and very flattened, up to 15 cm long. Well camouflaged by colouration of mottled creams, beiges, browns, and/or greys....  
Description Oval and very flattened, up to 15 cm long. Well camouflaged by colouration of mottled creams, beiges, browns, and/or greys. Darker brown blotches have a tendency to be symmetrically arranged either side of the midline. The ventral surface is cream or grey with a concentration of brown spots down the middle of the foot. The edges of the mantle are easily shed when the animal is disturbed. Habitat: adhering to the underside of stones and rocks in the eulittoral and shallow sublittoral. Distribution: W Indian Ocean. [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Discodoris fragilis (Alder & Hancock, 1864). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139566 on 2018-04-26
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2010-11-27 14:53:16Z
changed
2011-08-11 18:18:22Z
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basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Dayrat B. (2010). A monographic revision of basal discodorid sea slugs (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Nudibranchia, Doridina). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Series 4, vol. 61, suppl. I, 1-403, 382 figs. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Oval and very flattened, up to 15 cm long. Well camouflaged by colouration of mottled creams, beiges, browns, and/or greys. Darker brown blotches have a tendency to be symmetrically arranged either side of the midline. The ventral surface is cream or grey with a concentration of brown spots down the middle of the foot. The edges of the mantle are easily shed when the animal is disturbed. Habitat: adhering to the underside of stones and rocks in the eulittoral and shallow sublittoral. Distribution: W Indian Ocean. [details]

Remark Placement in family follows . [details]