Diversidoris flava (Eliot, 1904) [Chromodoris]

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Diversidoris flava is characterized by a bright yellow colour, including the gills and the rhinophores, and a bright red or orange-red line at the edge of the mantle. This line widens at fairly regular intervals to give a pattern of spaced semi-circular spots around the mantle edge. The mantle is ovate with a semi-permanent fold about mid-way along each side giving the animal the appearance of having a thin 'waist'. Pretty similar are
Diversidoris crocea which has a whitish submarginal band and
Verconia laboutei which has red gills and rhinophores.
This species was posted on 26 December 2010 at these websites as Noumea flava (Eliot, 1904) [Chromodoris].
R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the genus Diversidoris  Rudman, 1987.
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 Diversidoris flava as Noumea flava are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 9 June 2017, Diversidoris flava (Eliot, 1904)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Diversidoris_flava.htm