Diversidoris aurantionodulosa    Rudman, 1987

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Chromodorididae
Distribution : Indo West Pacific
Maximal size : 25 mm
Abundance :

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


diversidoris aurantionodulosa
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 12 m, size : 40 mm

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Remarks :

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

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Diversidoris aurantionodulosa
   Nudipixel Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Publications :

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 :

Alain-Benoît Rassat

Madagascar, Nosy bé, 26 March 2016, size : 25-30 mm


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