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Discodoris atromaculata

(Bergh, 1880)

Adriano Morettin Discodoris atromaculata with snoot. Kostrena, Rijeka, Croatia, Adriatic Sea. Nikon D3X, Nikon 105 micro + flash Seacam 150 + snoot Retra. 1/250, f.22, 100 ASA

Ken Thongpila Wow! Another great snoot shot.....

Kent Terpening love the detail on this nudi.

Reinhard Mink Great shot ! Snoot looks good...

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 01 Nov 2011
Adriano Morettin Discodoris atromaculata. Nikon D3X, Nikon 105 micro in Seacam housing + 1 flash Seacam 150 with RETRA snoot. 1/250 f.22

Ken Thongpila Wow! Taking me to another direction. I should try it sometime :-) It's very nice shot. Thanks Adriano :-)

Adriano Morettin Many thanks Ken ;-)))

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 27 Sep 2011
Giorgetta Massimo Max Malesia - Lankayan Island Jorhunna Funebris Canbon G11 + 2 Flash epoque es230

Giorgetta Massimo Max grazie a tutti!!!

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Splendid picture, congratulations Max!

Ferdinando Meli Bellissima!!! Ma è uguale alla nostra vacchetta di mare 0;Discodoris atromaculata)?

Giorgetta Massimo Max molto similare!!!

Jose Maria Abad Ortega Very nice picture!!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 01 Jun 2012
Ab van Lenten Discodoris Atromaculata l'Escala, Spain Canon 40D, 60mm 2.8, 2x DS160, Subsea +10 1/125, f/16, ISO 250

João Pedro Silva Peltodoris atromaculata

Ab van Lenten According to wiki we are using a synonym, same species?

João Pedro Silva Quite, but you have to understand there are valid, accepted synonyms and unaccepted ones, usually junor (described later). That is why we don't use the invalid synonyms, otherwise we could still use Doris auriculatus, the name Müller gave to Facelina auriculata in 1776. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facelina_auriculata

Ab van Lenten Ok, I see I need to read some more about this, thanks

Kirstie Knowles For those of us still getting up to speed with the taxonomy of these beasties, I find using WORMS (World Register of Marine Species) to be very useful (and user friendly to non-specialists). Obviously updates happening all the time but the WORMS editors are specialists themselves and pretty onto it.

Phil Wardle This was taken 4 weeks ago in Malta and was told it is called Disco Doris

Phil Wardle

Phil Wardle if anyone could tell me actual name or is actually called Disco Doris?

Sylvie Omnès Peltodoris atromaculata ( common name "dalmatian doris" )

Phil Wardle thks

Sylvie Omnès "Discodoris" is the name of another "family" of nudis .

Ken Hawkhead Have you seen one of them Pete

João Pedro Silva Peltodoris atromaculata (previously was also known as Discodoris atromaculata). As Sylvie Omnès says, this one has common names which really point to a single species. In French, it's the "Doris dalmatien", in Italian it's "vacchetta di mare", in Spanish "vaquita", in Portuguese "vaquinha" (these three mean the same, "little cow"). At least for the species in this area, it's a unique case where I think the common name is useful and effective.

Gavin Bushell Could I have seen this in the Azores as well? I didn't have my camera but I am sure I saw one of these last week diving on the south coast of Pico, in about 20 metres on a vertical wall in very thin algae. About 2 cms long. I made a fairly good note of it on my slate.

João Pedro Silva Yes, they're actually more common in the Azores than in continental Portugal.

Gavin Bushell Brilliant, thanks so much.

João Pedro Silva They grow quite a bit. At 2cm long it was a relatively small individual.

Tony Menor http://fotoyvideosubmarino.blogspot.com.es/ Mallorca Island. Spain

Tony Menor canon 40d+100 mm macro.; f9 ;v 1/100; iso 100

Ilse Merz great!

Ron Silver Discodoris atromaculata

Ron Silver Taxonomists have changed this to Peltodoris atromaculata.

Elly Jeurissen Beautiful! A furry nudi.... :-D

Craig McInally Tony, no diopter? Great detail w 100mm even with APS-C!

Tony Menor no diopter. thanks

Terry Schuller great depth of field and detail

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 14 Jan 2013
Xavi Carrillo de Albornoz Discodoris atromaculata sobre fondo de arena en la Segona barra (Tossa de Mar)

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 02 Sep 2012
Marco Amari Secca del Mariolo - Ponza - Italy - OLY E-PL5, 60mm OLY - F5.6 , 1/125, ISO 200- Discodoris atromaculata

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 29 Sep 2013
Tayfun Guven Discodoris atromaculata-Bodrum/Turkey G12 f2.8 1/60 iso 250

Message posted on UWphotographers on 28 Apr 2013
Enrica Tumino Discodoris atromaculata (Vacchetta di mare) - Nisida (Napoli)

Enrica Tumino Grazie, Wilson :)

Marlon Delgado Is this a Cow?? :P

Enrica Tumino Sure! A little cow! :) She is so pretty... :D

Gary Cobb This species is now known as Peltodoris atromaculata Bergh, 1880 as per Dayrat 2010

Enrica Tumino Thanks, Gary!!! You're right! "Discodoris" was the traditional scientific genus classification of this species, but recent studies reclassified this mollusk as a "Peltodoris" genus. :D

João Pedro Silva In my talks I usually say that nudibranchs haven't got common names... with the exception of this one in this area. I know for sure when people tell me they've seen a "little cow" they're referring to this species. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/7846999694/

Message posted on EPAM Nudibranchs on 07 Apr 2013
Jol Falcés

Naoufal Baliste es un Peltodoris atromaculata

Jol Falcés Es una Discodoris atromaculata, también de la Costa Brava.

Naoufal Baliste si tambien es un sininimo, de Peltodoris atromaculata :)

Naoufal Baliste gracias

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 25 Jun 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Doridoidea (Superfamily)
                  Discodorididae (Family)
                    Discodoris (Genus)
                      Discodoris atromaculata (Species)
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