Ardeadoris cruenta (Rudman, 1986) [Glossodoris]

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Ardeadoris cruenta is characterized by the cream body with a thin white marginal band, followed by a broad yellowish-orange submarginal band, followed by a broad white band with a series of blood red spots - as the species name suggests, it comes from a Latin word for 'bloody' or 'spotted with blood'. Ardeadoris cruenta has a distinctive broad opaque white outer edge to the gills. There are large diffuse whitish patches at the centre line of the body.
Pretty similar is:
Ardeadoris rubroannulata which lacks the thin white marginal band and differs by a thin red line along the outer edge of the broad white submarginal band, it also lacks the broad opaque white outer edge to the gills.
This species was posted on 8 December 2011 at these websites as Glossodoris cruenta  Rudman, 1986,
R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the genus Ardeadoris  Rudman, 1984.
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
More information on Ardeadoris cruenta as Glossodoris cruenta are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 28 March 2019, Ardeadoris cruenta (Rudman, 1986)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Ardeadoris_cruenta.htm


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