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Some authors see this species as an extreme variation of Goniobranchus roboi (Gosliner & Behrens, 1998).
Johnson & Gosliner (2012) have restricted the genus Chromodoris Alder & Hancock, 1855 to those Indo-Pacific species with black longitudinal lines, laying a flat egg mass, and moved most of the other species to the genus Goniobranchus Pease, 1866.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs. Sea Challengers Natural History Books.
Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
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
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 25 March 2016, Goniobranchus sp. 06 Genus: Pease, 1866
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Goniobranchus_sp_06.htm