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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
Noumea laboutei which has red gills and rhinophores.
It was originally posted at these websites as Noumea flava (Eliot, 1904) [Chromodoris]
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
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033479
and move Noumea flava to the genus Diversidoris  Rudman, 1987.
More information on Diversidoris flava as Noumea flava are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 19 October 2016, Diversidoris flava (Eliot, 1904)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Diversidoris_flava.htm