Goniobranchus albopunctatus  Garrett, 1879

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Goniobranchus albopunctatus can be easily distinguished from other chromodorids by the colour of the bands at the margin of the mantle: blue, black then greenish-yellow. The background colour of the mantle varies from red to yellow. The mantle is densely covered with small rounded white spots and some distinctive small white rings. The underside of the mantle, the foot, and the body are bright yellow.
It was originally posted at these websites as Chromodoris albopunctata (Garrett, 1879) [Goniobranchus],
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 Chromodoris albopunctata to the reerected ("rescued from synonymy") genus Goniobranchus  Pease, 1866.
More information on Goniobranchus albopunctatus as Chromodoris albopunctata are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!