Doriopsilla fulva (MacFarland, 1905) [Doriopsis]

Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Superorder: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Euctenidiacea  Tardy, 1970
Infraorder: Doridacea  Thiele, 1931
Superfamily: Phyllidioidea  Rafinesque, 1814
Family: Dendrodorididae  O'Donoghue, 1924
Genus: Doriopsilla  Bergh, 1880
Species: Doriopsilla fulva (MacFarland, 1905) [Doriopsis]

Previously placed in:
Class: GASTROPODA  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: OPISTHOBRANCHIA  Milne-Edwards, 1848
Order: NUDIBRANCHIA  Cuvier, 1817

The presently accepted taxonomy of the Gastropoda is the revision of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005).

Steinberg (1961) stated D. albopunctata (Cooper, 1863), D. fulva (MacFarland, 1905) and D. reticulata (Cockerell, 1905) were synonyms with D. albopunctata having priority, and considered also that D. albopunctata was a member of the genus Dendrodoris, and that Doriopsilla was a synonym. Gosliner et al. (1999) produced additional evidence to support the synonymy of D. albopunctata and D. fulva and transferred both species to Doriopsilla. According to Hoover et al. (2015) is Doriopsilla fulva (MacFarland, 1905) a distinct species.
Bouchet P., Rocroi J.-P., Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005).
"Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families".
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Steinberg, J. E. (1961). Notes of the opisthobranchs of the West Coast of North America. I. Nomenclatural changes in the order Nudibranchia (Southern California).
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Gosliner, T. M., Schaefer, M. C. & Millen, S. V. (1999). A new species of Doriopsilla (Nudibranchia: Dendrodorididae) from the Pacific coast of North America, including a comparison with Doriopsilla albopunctata (Cooper, 1863).
The Veliger, 42, 201-210.
Hoover C., Lindsay T., Goddard J.H.R. & Valdés Á. (2015). Seeing double: pseudocryptic diversity in the Doriopsilla albopunctata-Doriopsilla gemela species complex of the north-eastern Pacific.
Zoologica Scripta. doi:10.1111/zsc.12123.

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Doriopsilla fulva

Pacific Ocean