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Pretty similar are
Verconia laboutei which has no large opaque white spots on rhinophores and gills, and lacks large obvious glands on the mantle,
Diversidoris crocea which has a whitish submarginal band and yellowish-green rhinophores and gills and
Diversidoris flava which has an orange-red mantle border and yellowish-green rhinophores and gills.
This species was misidentified and posted on 7 July 2003 at these websites as Noumea laboutei Rudman, 1986.
The discovery by Rüdiger Bieler that the generic name Noumea was first introduced by Fauvel (1874) for a beetle means that the subsequent introduction by Risbec (1928) for a nudibranch is invalid. Therefore the next available generic name has to be used for the genus of nudibranchs, and that
is Verconia Pruvot-Fol, 1931.
I changed it on 2 February 2016 into Verconia laboutei (Rudman, 1986) [Noumea].
I realized that this species is as Noumea sp. 5 in Gosliner et al. (2015), page 245, and Dr. Richard C. Willan confirmed this identificattion.
I changed it on on 7 July 2018 into Verconia sp. 01 Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1931.
There seems to be only one picture of the real Verconia laboutei (Rudman, 1986) online, that is the picture of the holotype at the Sea-Slug Forum.
Bieler, R.; Bouchet, P.; Caballer, M. (2015). Verconia Pruvot-Fol, 1931. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through:
World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=533937 on 2016-02-02.
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 5 January 2019, Verconia sp. 01 Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1931
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Verconia_sp_01.htm