Ardeadoris cf. symmetrica    (Rudman, 1990)

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This species has been observed on Mayotte and Madagascar Islands

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Chromodorididae
Distribution : Madagascar and Mayotte
Maximal size : 150 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Relatively wide mantle skirt which has one major fold midway down each side and can have many secondary folds as well

The mantle is translucent white with a broad opaque white band around the edge

   Thin orange mantle border and similar colour on the gills.

Rhinophores translucent white

Noumea angustolutea
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Photo Olivier Fournajoux
Madagascar, Baie d’Antongil, 11 m, December 2017, size : 50 mm

Remarks :

This species looks like Ardeadoris symmetrica but in A. symmetrica there is medialy on the notum an opaque white marking looks like a little man

References :

Publications :

Rudman, W.B. (1990) The Chromodorididae of the Indo-West Pacific: further species of Glossodoris, Thorunna and the Chromodoris aureomarginata colour group. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 100(3) : 263-326.

Other photos of Ardeadoris cf. symmetrica :

Photo Olivier Fournajoux

Madagascar, Baie d’Antongil, 17 m, 10 January 2014, size : 50 to 80 mm

Tree specimens from 50 to 80 mm observed...

Matthias Deuss

Mayotte, plage aux baobabs M'Bouini, less 1 m, 21 December 2009, size : 45 mm

Alain-Benoît Rassat

Madagascar, Nosy bé corail noir, 20 m, 22 November 2014, size : 150 mm



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