This species has been observed on Madagascar Island
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Chromodorididae
Indo West Pacific
Maximal size : 25 mm
Species characteristics :
This white species has a thin orange mantle border.
The mantle is covered with low rounded tubercles which are often, but not always, tipped with orange.
The rhinophores are white with orange tips
There is an orange line up the outside of each primarty axis of each white gill
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 12 m, size : 40 mm
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Identification proposed by Hsini Lin
In our specimens the tubercles on the notum are not tipped with orange...
Synonymous : (according Worms)
- No other name
Bibliographic data :
Feeds on the pink sponge Darwinella sp
Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Diversidoris aurantionodulosa
Nudipixel Diversidoris aurantionodulosa
Rudman, W. B. (1987). The Chromodorididae (Ophistobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris epicura, C. aureopurpurea, C. annulata, C. coi and Risbecia tryoni colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 90(3): 305-407
Rudman, W.B. & Darvell, B.W. (1990) Opisthobranch molluscs of Hong Kong. Part 1. Goniodorididae, Onchidorididae, Triophidae, Gymnodorididae, Chromodorididae, (Nudibranchia). Asian Marine Biology, 7 : 31-79
Other photos of Diversidoris aurantionodulosa :
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 26 March 2016, size : 25-30 mm
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