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‘Doriprismatica’ stellata (Rudman, 1986) [Glossodoris]

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‘Doriprismatica’ stellata is characterized by its dark brown to black background colour, densely covery with small white spots. Behind the gills the mantle edge merges smoothly with the long raised posterior part of the foot.
This species is in most publications as Glossodoris stellatus  Rudman, 1986
The specific name stellatus is from the Latin word for 'starry' referring to the numerous white spots appearing like a galaxy.
Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the provisional genus ‘Doriprismatica’  d'Orbigny, 1839.
Let me quote: "..we will premilinarily name these species ‘Doriprismatica’."
Reference:
Rebecca Fay Johnson & Terrence M. Gosliner. 2012.
Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History:
A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs. online at
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033479
More information on ‘Doriprismatica’ stellata as Glossodoris stellatus are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!