Diversidoris crocea (Rudman, 1986) [Noumea]

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Diversidoris crocea is characterized by a yellowish-green mantle, gills and rhinophores. It has a pale, almost white submarginal band at the mantle, the margin has the same colour as the body. Pretty similar are
Diversidoris flava which has an orange-red mantle border and
Noumea laboutei which has red gills and rhinophores.
It was posted on 07 July 2003 at these websites as Noumea crocea  Rudman, 1986
I follow the recent article (published: 10 April 2012)
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
and move Noumea crocea to the genus Diversidoris  Rudman, 1987.
More information on Diversidoris crocea as Noumea crocea are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!