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Verconia simplex (Pease, 1871) [Chromodoris]

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Verconia simplex is a small chromodorid ranging in colour from white to pink, sometimes with a broken orange mantle border. The gills and rhinophore clubs are tipped in deep orange.
This species was posted on 21 June 2006 on these websites as Noumea simplex (Pease, 1871) [Chromodoris]
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.
Reference:
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 information on Verconia simplex as Noumea simplex are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2016), published 2 February 2016, Verconia simplex (Pease, 1871)
available from http://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Verconia_simplex.htm