Notodoris minor  Eliot, 1904

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Notodoris minor is characterized by the pattern of black lines on the yellow mantle. The gills are yellow, but there can be some black pigmentation. The rhinophores are also yellow, but can have black tips in juveniles. Here are 2 specimens feeding on the calcareous sponge Pericharax heteroraphis, this shot shows 2 specimens mating upon their food sponge.
Pretty similar is Notodoris gardineri which has black mottling rather than distinct lines and spots on the yellow body.
This species was posted on 6 July 2003 at these websites as Notodoris minor  Eliot, 1904,
Fahey & Gosliner (2004) synonymized Notodoris  Bergh, 1875 with Aegires  Lovén, 1844, I changed the name
on 3 February 2005 into Aegires minor (Eliot, 1904) [Notodoris],
Moro & Ortea (2015) removed Notodoris  Bergh, 1875 from synonymy under Aegires  Lovén, 1844.
I changed the name back into Notodoris minor  Eliot, 1904 on 1 February 2016.
Fahey S.J. & T.M. Gosliner. 2004. A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Aegiridae Fischer, 1883 (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Phanerobranchia) with Descriptions of Eight New Species and a Reassessment of Phanerobranch Relationships.
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 55 (34): 613-689, 82 figs., 4 tables.
Moro L. & Ortea J. (2015). Nuevos taxones de babosas marinas de las islas Canarias y de Cabo Verde (Mollusca: Heterobranchia).
Vieraea 43: 21-86
More information on Notodoris minor are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 4 September 2020, Notodoris minor  Eliot, 1904
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Notodoris_minor.htm


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