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Ardeadoris angustolutea (Rudman, 1990) [Noumea]

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Ardeadoris angustolutea is characterized by a diffuse creamy yellow submarginal band and a white marginal border, along the edge of the mantle is a thin golden yellow line, which is in some specimens broad, or might be absent in some specimens. The mantle is translucent clear with a diffuse opaque white medial patch. The gills and rhinophores are edged with reddish brown. There are
Pretty similar are:
Ardeadoris sp. 01 which has a white mantle, it differs by the white rhinophores and gills, and by the diffuse pale red submarginal band, followed by a broad opaque white band
Ardeadoris cf. electra which differs by a white mantle, and by a broad yellow mantle margin,
Ardeadoris averni which has a pure white mantle, it differs by the broad orange-red band at the mantle margin, and by the orange-red rhinophores and gills,
Ardeadoris symmetrica which has also a translucent white mantle, it differs by the symmetrical opaque white markings on the mantle, by the thin red marginal line, and by the red rhinophores and translucent gills with red pigment.
This species was posted on 7 July 2003 on these websites as Noumea angustolutea  Rudman, 1990. R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the genus Ardeadoris  Rudman, 1984.
Reference:
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
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033479
More information on Ardeadoris angustolutea as Noumea angustolutea are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 24 January 2017, Ardeadoris angustolutea (Rudman, 1990)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Ardeadoris_angustolutea.htm