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R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the reerected ("rescued from synonymy") genus Goniobranchus Pease, 1866, on which Rebecca and Terry state: "This clade includes all of the Indo-Pacific species of Chromodoris that are not part of the black-lined, planar egg mass clade,
except Chromodoris alternata and Chromodoris ambiguus." It is as Goniobranchus sp. 40 in Gosliner et al. (2015), page 230.
This species was posted on 6 March 2016 at these webseites as Goniobranchus sp. 05 genus: Pease, 1866,
I changed it on 29 July 2020 into Chromodoris kalawakan Bonomo & Gosliner 2020.
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
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
Bonomo L.J. & Gosliner T.M. (2020). Adding stars to the Chromodoris (Nudibranchia, Chromodorididae) galaxy with the description of four new species.
Zootaxa. 4819(3): 401-435., available online at https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4819.3.1
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 29 July 2020, Chromodoris kalawakan Bonomo & Gosliner 2020
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Chromodoris_kalawakan.htm