Discodorididae

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Discodorididae
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Discodorididae
Bergh, 1891
Type genus
Discodoris
Genera

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Synonyms [1]
  • Diaululinae Bergh, 1891
  • Geitodorididae Odhner, 1968
  • Gruveliinae Thiele, 1931
  • Halgerdinae Odhner, 1926
  • Kentrodoridinae Bergh, 1891
  • Platydoridinae Bergh, 1891
  • Rostangidae Pruvot-Fol, 1951

Discodorididae is a taxonomic family of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Doridoidea. [2]

Contents

Species in this family belong to the cryptobranch dorid nudibranchs, i.e. they are able to retract their gills into a gill pocket (cryptobranch = hidden gills). Most are small and hard to identify. Most are thought to feed at night on sponges, while during the day they search for dark areas or remain hidden under rocks.

One example of a discodoridid is the "Pacific sea lemon" or "speckled sea lemon", Peltodoris nobilis , which occurs off the coast of British Columbia to Baja California from low-tide waters to a depth of about 200 m. Not only is this species yellow with a bumpy surface, but it also gives off a strong fruity citrus smell when handled, adding to its resemblance to a lemon.

Genera

Genera within the family Discodorididae include: [3] [4]

Genera brought into synonymy

See also

Related Research Articles

<i>Rostanga</i> Genus of gastropods

Rostanga is a genus of sea slugs in the family Discodorididae. Some sources, such as The Sea Slug Forum still classify Rostanga in the family Dorididae.

Doridoidea Superfamily of gastropods

Doridoidea, commonly known as dorid nudibranchs, are a taxonomic superfamily of medium to large, shell-less sea slugs, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Doridacea, included in the clade Nudibranchia.

<i>Doris</i> (gastropod) Genus of gastropods

Doris is a genus of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs. These animals are marine gastropod molluscs in the family Dorididae.

<i>Atagema</i> Genus of gastropods

Atagema is a genus of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Jorunna</i> Genus of gastropods

Jorunna is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Taringa</i> (gastropod) Genus of gastropods

Taringa is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Discodoris</i> Genus of gastropods

Discodoris is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Diaulula</i> Genus of gastropods

Diaulula is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Peltodoris</i> Genus of gastropods

Peltodoris is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.

Asteronotus is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discodorididae.

<i>Platydoris</i> Genus of gastropods

Platydoris is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae. These nudibranchs are large and often brightly coloured, but normally live concealed beneath rocks or loose coral, feeding on sponges. During the night they become more active, searching for new food sources or mates. Many species were described in the 19th century and a revision in 2002 added six new species.

<i>Thordisa</i> Genus of gastropods

Thordisa is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

Taringa millegrana, also known as Aporodoris millegrana, is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Discodorididae.

Halgerda dalanghita is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

Halgerda dichromis is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

Halgerda fibra is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

Montereina is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Discodorididae.

Aporodoris is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranch, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Discorididae.

Halgerda abyssicola is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Discodorididae.

References

  1. Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1–2).
  2. Bouchet, P. (2011). Discodorididae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1761 on 2011-08-23
  3. "Indo-Pacific Molluscan Species Database at the Academy of Natural Sciences".
  4. "Indo-Pacific Molluscan Species Database at the Academy of Natural Sciences".
  5. Fahey S. J. & Gosliner T. M. (2003). "Mistaken Identities: On the Discodorididae genera Hoplodoris Bergh, 1880 and Carminodoris Bergh, 1889 (Opistobranchia, Nudibranchia)". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 54: 169-208. PDF.
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