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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 03 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!