“Resurrecting” species: the case of the sea slug Dendrodoris temarana

Dendrodoris temarana by Manuel Ballesteros

by Manuel Ballesteros Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, mballesteros@ub.edu A scientific article (Galià-Camps et al., 2022) has been recently published in which the validity of a “forgotten” sea slug species (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia) was reinstated, as it had been considered a synonymous of other Mediterranean species. Here I tell the story of Dendrodoris temarana Pruvot-Fol, 1953 in the scientific literature and also “my story” with it, with numerous personal experiences…

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