Verconia laboutei (Rudman, 1986) [Noumea]

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Verconia laboutei is characterized by a yellowish-green to orange mantle and wine red gills and rhinophores. Some specimens have a reticulate pattern of thin whitish lines, some specimens have submarginal white spots.
Pretty similar are
Diversidoris crocea which has a whitish submarginal band and yellowish-green rhinophores and gills and
Diversidoris flava which has an orange-red mantle border and yellowish-green rhinophores and gills.
This species was posted on 7 July 2003 on these websites as Noumea laboutei  Rudman, 1986.
The discovery by Rüdiger Bieler that the generic name Noumea was first introduced by Fauvel (1874) for a beetle means that the subsequent introduction by Risbec (1928) for a nudibranch is invalid. Therefore the next available generic name has to be used for the genus of nudibranchs, and that
is Verconia  Pruvot-Fol, 1931.
Bieler, R.; Bouchet, P.; Caballer, M. (2015). Verconia Pruvot-Fol, 1931. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through:
World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=533937 on 2016-02-02.
More informations on Verconia laboutei as Noumea laboutei are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 26 May 2016, Verconia laboutei (Rudman, 1986)
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Verconia_laboutei.htm