‘Doriprismatica’ paladentata (Rudman, 1986) [Glossodoris]

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‘Doriprismatica’ paladentata is characterized by its whitish background colour with a white speckling and scattered brown as well on the notum. The whitish gills are lined with black or dark brown, the rhinophore clubs are dark brown with a white rim at the lamellae. There is a black marginal line, and there is also a bluish submarginal band around the mantle.
Pretty similar is ‘Doriprismatica’ atromarginata which differs by the black gills, lacks the bluish submarginal band, and lacks the white speckling.
This species is in most publications as Glossodoris paladentatus  Rudman, 1986,
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’ paladentata as Glossodoris paladentatus are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 25 June 2017, ‘Doriprismatica’ paladentata (Rudman, 1986)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Doriprismatica_paladentata.htm


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