Paradoris liturata (Bergh, 1905) [Discodoris]

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Paradoris liturata has a pinkish body colour with a network of broad black lines and whitish tubercles.
IPN writes:"It is part of a mimicry complex that includes Phyllidiella pustulosa, Aldisa williamsi, Chromodoris geometrica and several other species. Like P. pustulosa, it secretes an opaque white liquid when disturbed. It also retracts its gills readily to increase its resemblance to P. pustulosa."
This shot shows a close-up of the gills.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
More information on Paradoris liturata are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 5 March 2020, Paradoris liturata (Bergh, 1905)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Paradoris_liturata.htm


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