This species has been observed on Madagascar Island
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Chromodorididae
Distribution : Tanzania and Madagascar
Maximal size : 35 mm
Abundance : Seldom if ever on the fore reef zone
Species characteristics :
Translucent white with numerous rounded purple spots covering the dorsum
Marginal band opaque white with orange blotches
The rhinophore club, distal quarter of the gill, tubercles, and the edge of the foot are a deep purple.
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Photo Alain-Benoît rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, Jardin d'éponges, 12 m, 19 May 2016, size : 35 mm
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According Hsini Lin "Il has similarities to Mexichromis sp1 in NSSI (Gosliner & all, 2015) and M. mariei "
Bibliographic data :
The 9-11 gills are arranged in a ring and held upright in a tulip-shaped bell.
This species looks like Mexichromis festiva, M. mariei and M. multituberculata (Katalexis) but there is somes externals differences
- M. mariei have a continuous marginal orange band
- M. festiva from
New South Wales and Lord Howe Island,
have only a few purple tubercles on notum
- M. multituberculata (katalexis) is covered with single and compound tipped tubercles
Other photos of Mexichromis cf mariei :
Madagascar, Nosy Bé, Nosy sakatia, 15 m, size : 15 mm
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