Thorunna daniellae

Last updated

Thorunna daniellae
Thorunna daniellae 1.jpg
Thorunna daniellae
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon.png
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Thorunna
Species:
T. daniellae
Binomial name
Thorunna daniellae
(Kay & Young, 1969) [1]

Thorunna daniellae is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae. [2] [3]

Contents

Distribution

Hawaiian islands, Midway, and Kure; widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific. [4]

Description

The size of the body varies between 13 mm and 20 mm. This species is opaque white with a magenta line encircling the notum just inside the mantle margin. The rhinophore stalks are translucent, with the clubs orange-red on the anterior side and opaque white on the posterior side. The gills are opaque white with orange-red tips. In very young animals, the notum is translucent and has a herringbone pattern of embedded white spicules beginning between the rhinophores and ending at the gills. [5]

Ecology

Related Research Articles

<i>Mexichromis trilineata</i> species of mollusc

Mexichromis trilineata is a colourful species of sea slug, specifically a dorid nudibranch. This marine gastropod mollusc is in the family Chromodorididae. In 2012 the genus Pectenodoris was included into Mexichromis.

<i>Thorunna</i> genus of molluscs

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

Chromodoris ambigua is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.

<i>Goniobranchus aureomarginatus</i> species of mollusc

Goniobranchus aureomarginatus is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.

Goniobranchus epicurius is a species of colourful sea slug called a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.

Goniobranchus hunterae is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.

Goniobranchus trimarginatus is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.

<i>Ardeadoris averni</i> species of mollusc

Ardeadoris averni is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae. It was transferred to the genus Ardeadoris on the basis of DNA evidence.

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

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

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

<i>Mexichromis pusilla</i> species of mollusc

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

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

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

<i>Ardeadoris angustolutea</i> species of Gastropoda

Ardeadoris angustolutea is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae. It was transferred to the genus Ardeadoris on the basis of DNA evidence.

<i>Thorunna africana</i> species of mollusc

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

<i>Thorunna halourga</i> species of mollusc

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

Thorunna kahuna is a species of sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk 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.

Verconia spencerensis is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae. This species is localized to Australia.

<i>Verconia varians</i> species of mollusc

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

References

  1. Kay E.A. & Young D.K. (1969). The Doridacea (Opisthobranchia; Mollusca) of the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science. 23: 172–231.
  2. MolluscaBase (2018). Thorunna daniellae (Kay & Young, 1969). Accessed on 2018-12-23.
  3. Rudman W.B. (1984) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: a review of the genera. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 81 (2/3): 115-273, page(s): 221
  4. Rudman, W.B., 2003 (October 4) Thorunna daniellae (Kay & Young, 1969). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
  5. Pittman, C. & Fiene, P., 2018. Thorunna daniellae Sea Slugs of Hawaii, accessed 2018-12-23.