Thorunna horologia

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Thorunna horologia
Thorunna cf. horologia.jpg
Thorunna cf. horologia
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Nudibranchia
Suborder: Doridina
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Thorunna
Species:
T. horologia
Binomial name
Thorunna horologia
Rudman, 1984 [1]

Thorunna horologia 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 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. It has been reported from South Africa and Réunion. [3]

Description

Ecology

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References

  1. 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.
  2. MolluscaBase (2018). Thorunna horologia Rudman, 1984. Accessed on 2018-12-24.
  3. Rudman, W.B., 1998 (November 11) Thorunna horologia Rudman, 1984. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.