Goniodoris sp. 1

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Onchidoridoidea
Family : Goniodorididae
Distribution : Indian and Western Pacific
Maximal size : 12 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Uniformely opaque white with burnt orange marginal and yellow submarginal bands around the foot and the oral tentacles

Thick border of the mantle around the rhinophores and the gills, curved in the middle of the back



goniodoris sp. 1
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy Bé, 26 September 2017

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Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Hsini Lin and Richard Willan
    Under the name Goniodoris sp. in " Nudibranchs of South africa, Gosliner, 1987, Goniodoris sp. 2 in "Atlas mondial des Nusibranches, Debelius, Kuiter, 2007" and under the name of Goniodoris sp. 6 ans SP.7 in "Nudibranch and Sea Slugs identification, Gosliner, Valdès and Behrens, 2015)
    Synonymous : (according Worms)
          - No other name

Bibliographic data :

Feeds on colonial tunicates under coral rubble
    The members of this genus have a well developped notal edge and lack prominent appendages on the notum

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Goniodoris sp. 1
   Nudipixel Goniodoris sp.

Publications :

Other photos of Goniodoris sp. 1 :

Jacques Vieria

Madagascar, Nosy Bé, Sakatia, 16 m, size : less 10 mm

(a) Rhinophores light brown with opaque white markings

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