Mimic Dorid

Baptodoris mimetica

Summary 6

This dorid mimics its Doriopsilla cousins. Apparently the only way to tell the difference in the field is to flip them over and check for oral tentacles, which Doriopsilla species do not have.

Baptodoris mimetica is a species of sea slug or dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Discodorididae.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Merry Passage, all rights reserved, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/37910424
  2. (c) Merry Passage, all rights reserved, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/37909569
  3. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/9276953
  4. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/9276958
  5. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/3895770238
  6. Adapted by Robin Agarwal from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptodoris_mimetica

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