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Platydoris ellioti (Alder & Hancock, 1864) [Doris]

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Platydoris ellioti is large and flat with a wide mantle and narrow body. The rhinophore sheaths are raised and the gill sheath is raised and developed into 6 lobes. The dorsum is translucent brown with small brownish blotches scattered all over. Around the mantle edge there is a band of greenish grey blotches. Grows to at least 11 cm in length.
Dr. Richard C. Willan identified this specimen, thanks!
This species was posted on 3 June 2004 at these websites as Platydoris speciosa (Abraham, 1877) [Doris],
Dorgan et al. (2002) show Platydoris speciosa (Abraham, 1877) [Doris] to be a junior synonym of Platydoris ellioti.
Reference:
Dorgan K.M., Valdés Á. & Gosliner T.M. (2002). Phylogenetic systematics of the genus Platydoris (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Doridoidea) with descriptions of six new species.
Zoologica Scripta 31 (3): 271-319
More information on Platydoris ellioti are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 11 November 2020, Platydoris ellioti (Alder & Hancock, 1864)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Platydoris_ellioti.htm

 
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