home
-
Jorunna rubescens (Bergh, 1876) [Kentrodoris]

Click the thumbnail photos to enhance!

Jorunna rubescens is very strange looking dorid which looks more like a Nembrotha or Polycera than a species of Jorunna. It was formerly known as Kentrodoris rubescens, but Angel Valdés and Terrence M. Gosliner reviewed the caryophyllidia-bearing dorids. One of their conclusions is that Kentrodoris is a generic synonym of Jorunna.
Reference:
Valdés, A. & Gosliner, T. M. (2001) Systematics and phylogeny of the caryophyllidia-bearing dorids (Mollusca, Nudibranchia), with the description of a new genus and four new species from Indo-Pacific deep waters. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 133: 103-198.
More informations on Jorunna rubescens as Kentrodoris rubescens are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!