Jorunna luisae

Jorunna luisae (Marcus, 1972)

Jorunna luisae by Manuel Ballesteros
Class: Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura Spengel, 1881
Clade: Nudipleura Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Euctenidiacea Tardy, 1970
Infraorder: Doridacea Thiele, 1931
Superfamily: Doridoidea Rafinesque, 1815
Family: Discodorididae Bergh, 1891
Genus: Jorunna Bergh, 1876
Species: Jorunna luisae (Marcus, 1972)




  • Jorunna. Possibly dedicated to Jorunn Bjarnadottir, a character of an Icelandic viking saga, wife of Ólafr Höskuldsson (c. 938–1006)nicknamed “the Peacock” because of his proud bearing and magnificent wardrobe.
  • Luisae. Possibly dedicated to Louise Bresslau-Hoff (1882-1966), German poet and author, wife of Prof. Dr. Ernst Bresslau, (1877-1935). She likely may have spelled her name Luisa or Luise after 1933 when the family was forced to leave Germany for Brazil by the nazi regime.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Jorunna luisae (z-200).
: GROC 2010-2011 : VIMAR
: Enric Madrenas : Manuel Ballesteros.
: João Pedro Silva : M@re Nostrum
: Bernard Picton : Other sources
: GBIF.ORG : Marine Regions


        Western Mediterranean:1 Stars
        Eastern Mediterranean:0 Stars
        Atlantic Ocean:0 Stars

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Bibliography based on the works by Steve Long, 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000 and Gary McDonald, 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia, with later updates from other resources.

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Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Jorunna luisae" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 30/08/2012, Accessed: 17/10/2017 at (

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