Discodoris coerulescens  Bergh, 1888

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Discodoris coerulescens is characterized by its mottled whitish-tan mantle with irregular greyish patches. It has elevated rhinophoral sheaths, and yellowish-tan rhinophores. Distinctive are minute opaque white spots at the mantle margin. The gills are translucent or translucent tan with whitish tips (in this picture and in 6 out of 9 pictures at the internet are the gills retracted).
This species was described as Discodoris coerulescens Bergh, 1888. Dayrat (2010) restricted the genus Discodoris  Bergh, 1877 to
Discodoris boholiensis  Bergh, 1877, Discodoris cebuensis  Bergh, 1877, and some undescribed species and
moved Discodoris coerulescens Bergh, 1888 to the provisional genus ‘Montereina’  MacFarland, 1905.
I posted it on 16 July 2011 at these websites as ‘Montereina’ coerulescens (Bergh, 1888) [Discodoris].
I noticed on 6 August 2020 that WoRMS lists ‘Montereina’ coerulescens with the status alternate representation and changed it
into Discodoris coerulescens  Bergh, 1888.
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.
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Discodoris coerulescens  Bergh, 1888. Accessed through:
World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=578948 on 2020-08-06
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 6 August 2020, Discodoris coerulescens  Bergh, 1888
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Discodoris_coerulescens.htm


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