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Pretty similar are:
Ardeadoris sp. 01 which has also a pure white mantle, it differs by the thin red line at the mantle margin, followed by a diffuse pale red submarginal band, followed by a broad opaque white band, and by the white rhinophores and gills,
Ardeadoris cf. electra which differs by a broad yellow mantle margin, by translucent brownish gills and rhinophores, and lacks the marginal bands on the foot,
Ardeadoris symmetrica which has 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 2 May 2004 at these websites as Glossodoris averni Rudman, 1985, R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the genus Ardeadoris Rudman, 1984.
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
More information on Ardeadoris averni as Glossodoris averni are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 30 January 2017, Ardeadoris averni (Rudman, 1985)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Ardeadoris_averni.htm