Tayuva lilacina (Gould, 1852) [Doris]

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Tayuva lilacina is a pale brown species decorated with irregular darker blotches. The notum is covered with small papillae that vary in length. The branchia are cream, frosted with white. Lines of patches on each side of the notum are often darker than the rest. It is characterised by its ability to autotomise large sections of the mantle as described by many authors.
Tayuva lilacina was originally posted at these websites as Discodoris lilacina, that is the name most authors used, though it is known under a variety of different names. I place it in the genus Tayuva according to:
Dayrat, B. 2010. A Monographic Revision of Basal Discodorid Sea Slugs (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Doridina). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 61, suppl I: 1-403.
More information on Tayuva lilacina as Discodoris lilacina are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!