Carminodoris sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1889

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Carminodoris sp. 01 is characterized by a mottled brown or yellowish brown colour, and dark brown median band with lower tubercles There are white rings around the tubercles, the rhinophore clubs and the gills are brown. There is a distinctive dark region near the mantle margin with radiating white patches.
There is still a lot of confusion on the taxonomic placement:
The Sea-Slug Forum placed it in the genus Hoplodoris, which the Sea-Slug Forum placed in the family Dorididae.
Fahey & Gosliner (2003) synonymised Carminodoris with Hoplodoris, I quote the abstract:
"Analyses indicate that the genus Carminodoris Bergh, 1889 is a junior synonym of Hoplodoris Bergh, 1880."
Dayrat & Gosliner (2005) I quote the classification of clade D at page 209: " Therefore, instead of reallocating some Carminodoris species to Hoplodoris, it is actually some Hoplodoris species that need to be transferred to Carminodoris."
Let me quote the discussion of Asteronotus raripilosa at page 185 in Dayrat (2010):
"In other words, the species names transferred from Carminodoris to Hoplodoris by Fahey and Gosliner (2003) should actually be transferred back to Carminodoris."
WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species lists both genera as accepted: Carminodoris and Hoplodoris.
Gosliner et al. (2008) use Carminodoris at page 168, Gosliner et al. (2015) also use Carminodoris at page 175
NUDIPIXEL and WoRMS use Hoplodoris.
I follow Gosliner et al. (2008) and Gosliner et al. (2015) and place it in the genus Carminodoris in the family Discodorididae.
This species was posted on 23 July 2007 at these websites as Hoplodoris sp. A  Bergh, 1880, then identified by Dr. Alicia Hermosillo and changed on 1 August 2010 into Carminodoris nodulosa (Angas, 1864) [Doris], which is according to Dr. Richard Willan endemic to southern temperate Australia and New Zealand. On 7 July 2011 changed into Carminodoris sp. A  Bergh, 1889, and on 26 July 2011 changed again into
Carminodoris sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1889.
For some genera, such as Trinchesia was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
Fahey, S. J. & Gosliner, T. M. (2003) Mistaken identities: On the Discodorididae genera Hoplodoris Bergh, 1880 and Carminodoris Bergh, 1889 (Opisthobranchia, Nudibranchia).
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 54(10): 169-208.
Dayrat, B., & T. M. Gosliner. 2005. Species names and metaphyly: a case study in Discodorididae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Euthyneura, Nudibranchia, Doridina).
Zoologica Scripta 34(2):199-224.
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.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch &Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
More information on Carminodoris sp.01 as Hoplodoris sp. are on Michael D. Miller's Slug Site!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 11 February 2017, Carminodoris sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1889
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Carminodoris_sp_01.htm


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