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also in Gosliner et al. (2015) page 212, let me quote the latter description: "light brown with numerous black lines and white, light blue patches; marginal band orange; gill and rhinophores orange.
Bonomo & Gosliner (2020):"Living animals are moderately large, with a length around 35 mm. Body is light brown in color with long black stripes across the mantle. The marginal band is a bright yellow that surrounds the entire mantle and there are black spots between the marginal band and the stripes on the mantle. Twenty unipinnate gill branches are translucent white in color with bright orange on the rachis of the gill branches. The perfoliate rhinophores are orange with an opaque white band around the bottom and have 16 distinct lamellae. "
This species had been misidentified and was posted on 4 April 2012 at these websites as Chromodoris burni Rudman, 1982,
which seems to be endemic to Australia and differs by the radula.
I changed it on 4 August 2020 into Chromodoris quagga Bonomo & Gosliner 2020.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
Rebecca Fay Johnson & Terrence M. Gosliner. 2012.
Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History:
A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs. online at
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
Bonomo L.J. & Gosliner T.M. (2020). Adding stars to the Chromodoris (Nudibranchia, Chromodorididae) galaxy with the description of four new species.
Zootaxa. 4819(3): 401-435., available online at https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4819.3.1
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 4 August 2020, Chromodoris quagga Bonomo & Gosliner 2020
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Chromodoris_quagga.htm