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Diaphorodoris papillata

Portmann & Sandmeier, 1960


Fabrizio Marcuzzo Diaphorodoris papillata Canon g12 1/500 f/8 Iso 100 Croazia

Granadasubmarina Costadegranada Muy bonita!!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 03 Nov 2013
Maurizio Pasi Diaphorodoris papillata Capo Noli - Italy Olympus E-PL2 - Olympus 60mm macro - 2xSea&Sea YS-D1 ISO200 - f/5.6 - 1/180th

Ron Silver Nice nudi

Maurizio Pasi Thanks Ron!

Ron Silver Have you seen the egg ribbon from this nudi? If so, what color was it? Thanx.

Maurizio Pasi Unfortunately I have nott seen any kind of eggs of this nudi.

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 05 May 2013
Raffaele Picardi Diaphorodoris papillata...but the camera was not very performant! :( Thank you for the add! It a pleasure to share with you my passion ...for nudibranchs!

Lindz Warren Where did you find this juvenile nudibranch?

Raffaele Picardi Hi Lindz!I found it in Mediterranean sea, in South Italy, in the Tirrenian sea. :D

João Pedro Silva Why do you say this is a juvenile, Lindz? I've found Diaphorodoris papillata many times but no longer than 1cm.

Raffaele Picardi It was less than 1cm João

João Pedro Silva Most I've found were less than 1cm. I think I have a photo of a juvenile (maybe 3mm long, or less)... but I only found it on the photo after it was taken (I was shooting another nudibranch, also a juvenile): http://www.flickr.com/photos/49844432@N08/5988771050/

Raffaele Picardi I don't remember but i think that it was approximately 5/6mm.

João Pedro Silva So it's midsized but could be able to breed. For instance, in this mating couple the large one was less than 1cm long... so the smaller one should be about 5-6mm, same as yours... and by no means juveniles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/6049954827/

Raffaele Picardi Great shots João :D is a pleasure to see your pictures!

João Pedro Silva Thanks, Raffaele!

Lindz Warren João Pedro Silva I only thought it might be a juvenile as the rhinophores are so large in comparison to the body. Happy to be corrected. :-)

João Pedro Silva Lindz Warren, that's one of the characteristics of Diaphorodoris: the rhinophores are a bit over grown. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/6132973359/

Lindz Warren Thanks João Pedro Silva - good to learn new details. :-)

Quique Faure Diaphorodoris papillata

Manuel Martínez Chacón Buen momento captado, el del apareamiento.

Quique Faure Cierto , y para mi en esta especie , no fácil ...!!!!!

Manuel Martínez Chacón En Tarifa suele ser común verla en determinada época del año... ¿de dónde eres?

Quique Faure Verla , si , quería decir apareandose !!! Soy de barcelona , mis buceos suelen ser en el maresme y costa brava

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 04 Nov 2013
Manuel Martínez Chacón Diaphorodoris papillata from tarifa, Spain.

Phil Mercurio cool spikes!

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 08 Oct 2013
Manuel Martínez Chacón Diaphorodoris papillata from Tarifa, Spain. It was very difficult to take this photo due to the strong tide.

Nadine Phytomed (y)

Claretta Spada Nice

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 30 Sep 2013
Maurizio Pasi Diaphorodoris papillata Capo Noli - Italy Olympus E-PL2 - Olympus 60mm macro - 2xSea&Sea YS-D1 ISO200 - f/5.6 - 1/180th

Scipione Mannacio Soderini Bello Maurizio

Maurizio Pasi Grazie Scipio!

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 05 May 2013
Maurizio Pasi Diaphorodoris papillata Capo Noli - Italy Olympus E-PL2 - Olympus 60mm macro - 2xSea&Sea YS-D1 ISO200 - f/5.6 - 1/180th

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 05 May 2013
Raffaele Picardi Diaphorodoris papillata...but the camera was not very performant! :( Thank you for the add! It a pleasure to share with you my passion ...for nudibranchs!

Lindz Warren Where did you find this juvenile nudibranch?

Raffaele Picardi Hi Lindz!I found it in Mediterranean sea, in South Italy, in the Tirrenian sea. :D

João Pedro Silva Why do you say this is a juvenile, Lindz? I've found Diaphorodoris papillata many times but no longer than 1cm.

Raffaele Picardi It was less than 1cm João

João Pedro Silva Most I've found were less than 1cm. I think I have a photo of a juvenile (maybe 3mm long, or less)... but I only found it on the photo after it was taken (I was shooting another nudibranch, also a juvenile): http://www.flickr.com/photos/49844432@N08/5988771050/

Raffaele Picardi I don't remember but i think that it was approximately 5/6mm.

João Pedro Silva So it's midsized but could be able to breed. For instance, in this mating couple the large one was less than 1cm long... so the smaller one should be about 5-6mm, same as yours... and by no means juveniles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/6049954827/

Raffaele Picardi Great shots João :D is a pleasure to see your pictures!

João Pedro Silva Thanks, Raffaele!

Lindz Warren João Pedro Silva I only thought it might be a juvenile as the rhinophores are so large in comparison to the body. Happy to be corrected. :-)

João Pedro Silva Lindz Warren, that's one of the characteristics of Diaphorodoris: the rhinophores are a bit over grown. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/6132973359/

Lindz Warren Thanks João Pedro Silva - good to learn new details. :-)

João Pedro Silva Diaphorodoris papillata Local: Sesimbra, Portugal Spot: Jardim das Gorgónias Profundidade: 15m Data: 09-10-2011

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 29 Aug 2013
Sylvie Omnès I knew this nudi on books till yesterday, and found this one at an unusual depth (they seem to live between 30-40m) at 12m (perhaps the cold water can explain) very tiny, but very pretty !

Sylvie Omnès Diaphorodoris Papillata, 10mm, depth 12m, l'Enfer de Dante, Golfe Juan, France (water temp. 13°C)

Antoni López-Arenas Cama In Costa Brava is common to find it at this depth or less...

Jol Falcés

Naoufal Baliste que buena es un Diaphorodoris papillata

María Eugenia Suárez Me encanta cuando puedo ver su denominación. Gracias Naoufal Baliste.

Naoufal Baliste De nada :)

Message posted on Nudibranquios on 26 Jun 2013
Giorgio Russo she was so fat!

Gary Cobb Nudibranchs are actually hermaphrodite!

Giorgio Russo i know, but for me it's a she! :)

Gary Cobb And a beauty she is!

João Pedro Silva It's funny that in spite of being hermafrodites most species have feminine names. Actually, the masculine names are the exception (Janolus, Eubranchus are masculine). I know I've only mentioned the genus but it's easy to see the specific epithet usually agrees on gender (sometimes it's even changed for that reason).

Gary Cobb Hey Joao nice thread and quite true! Do the rules state that when a species is described and named, no one can change it unless they prove it is another species? Genus changes don't change the species name.

Gary Cobb You're referring to genus right? It also seems that most species names are named after men.

João Pedro Silva The species named after men have the possessive form (like Aeolidiella alderi, which translates to "Alder's Aeolidiella") but most have actually attributes in the feminine form (for instance, Jorunna tomentosa, Doriopsilla areolata, Diaphorodoris papillata, etc).

João Pedro Silva Janolus cristatus has the specific epithet in the masculine form to agree with the genus (otherwise it would be "cristata").

Gary Cobb Thanks Joao.

Message posted on NUDIBRANCH LOVERS on 03 Nov 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Mollusca (Phylum)
    Gastropoda (Class)
      Heterobranchia (Subclass)
        Opisthobranchia (Infraclass)
          Nudibranchia (Order)
            Euctenidiacea (Suborder)
              Doridacea (Infraorder)
                Onchidoridoidea (Superfamily)
                  Onchidorididae (Family)
                    Diaphorodoris (Genus)
                      Diaphorodoris papillata (Species)
Associated Species