Thorunna australis

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Thorunna australis
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Thorunna australis
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Thorunna
Species:
T. australis
Binomial name
Thorunna australis
(Risbec, 1928) [1]
Synonyms
  • Chromodoris australisRisbec, 1928 (basionym)
  • Glossodoris australis(Risbec, 1928)

Thorunna australis is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae. [2]

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Distribution

This species was described from New Caledonia. It has been reported from Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Marshall Islands and South Africa. [3]

Description

This species is similar in shape and coloration to species of the Hypselodoris maculosa species complex, especially Hypselodoris paradisa . [3]

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Chromodorididae family of molluscs

The Chromodorididae, or chromodorids, are a taxonomic family of colourful, sea slugs; dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Doridoidea. “Chromodorid nudibranchs are among the most gorgeously coloured of all animals.” The over 360 described species are primarily found in tropical and subtropical waters, as members of coral reef communities, specifically associated with their sponge prey. The chromodorids are the most speciose family of opisthobranchs. They range in size from <10mm to over 30 cm, although most species are approximately 15–30 mm in size.

<i>Elysia</i> (gastropod) genus of molluscs

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<i>Chromodoris</i> genus of molluscs

Chromodoris is a genus of very colourful sea slugs or dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs, and the type genus of in the family Chromodorididae. Within the genus Chromodoris, there are currently 101 classified species. Species within Chromodoris are commonly found in tropical and subtropical waters, living as members of reef communities and preying primarily on sponges. A molecular phylogeny of the family Chromodorididae resulted in this genus being restricted to a smaller number of species than formerly, most of which have longitudinal black lines on the mantle. Many former members of Chromodoris were transferred to Goniobranchus

<i>Hypselodoris</i> genus of molluscs

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<i>Hypselodoris infucata</i> Species of sea slug

Hypselodoris infucata is a species of colourful sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.

<i>Glossodoris</i> genus of molluscs

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

<i>Caloria</i> genus of molluscs

Caloria is a genus of colorful sea slugs, aeolid nudibranchs. They are marine gastropod molluscs in the family Facelinidae.

<i>Goniodoris</i> genus of molluscs

Goniodoris is a genus of sea slugs, specifically dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Goniodorididae.

<i>Risbecia</i> genus of molluscs

Risbecia is a genus of colorful sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Chromodorididae.

<i>Thorunna</i> genus of molluscs

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

<i>Verconia</i> genus of molluscs

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

Thorunna punicea is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.

Goniodoris violacea is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Goniodorididae.

<i>Bulbaeolidia alba</i> species of mollusc

Bulbaeolidia alba is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Aeolidiidae.

Caloria guenanti is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Facelinidae.

Herviella exigua is a species of sea slug, an aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Facelinidae.

<i>Hypselodoris decorata</i> species of mollusc

Hypselodoris decorata is a species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.

Phidiana bourailli is a species of sea slug, a nudibranch, a marine, gastropod mollusk in the family Facelinidae.

Joubiniopsis is a genus of sea slugs, specifically nudibranchs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the family Polyceridae.

References

  1. Risbec, J. (1928). Contribution à l'étude des Nudibranches néo-calédoniens. Faune des Colonies Françaises. 2(1):1-328, figs. 1-98, pls. 1-12, maps.
  2. MolluscaBase (2018). Thorunna australis (Risbec, 1928). Accessed on 2018-12-23.
  3. 1 2 Rudman, W.B., 1998 (November 11) Thorunna australis (Risbec, 1928). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.