Order : NUDIBRANCHIA
Suborder : EUCTENIDIACEA
Infraorder : DORIDACEA
Superfamily : DORIDOIDEA
Family : Discodorididae
Specimens have been reported from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Mimics of Phyllidiella pustulosa
This species was previously known on the Seaslug forum as Discodoris liturata Bergh, 1905
This remarkable mimic of the phyllidiid Phyllidiella pustulosa has been commented on by a number of researchers in recent years. Paradoris liturata has a pink body colour with a network of broad black lines and opaque white tubercles.
IPN writes:”It is part of a mimicry complex that includes Phyllidiella pustulosa, Aldisa williamsi, Chromodoris geometrica and several other species. Like P. pustulosa, it secretes an opaque white liquid when disturbed. It also retracts its gills readily to increase its resemblance to P. pustulosa.”