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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’."
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
More information on ‘Doriprismatica’ stellata as Glossodoris stellatus are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2018), published 15 March 2018, ‘Doriprismatica’ stellata (Rudman, 1986)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Doriprismatica_stellata.htm