Chromodoris sp. 05  Genus: Alder & Hancock, 1855

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There are many similar coloured chromodorids which Bill Rudman calls the "Chromodoris quadricolor colour group" of species characterized by black longitudinal lines, bluish backgrounds and orange borders.
Chromodoris sp. 05 is a large Chromodorid, the above specimen was 12 cm long. It has a white body, a median longitudinal black band and a black submarginal band encircles the rhinophores and gills. It has an orange marginal band. The rhinophores and gills are orange.
The photographer Martin Burman writes:"The attached Chromodoris sp. was visible on my decent due to its size and it could still be seen at the end of the dive on my safety stop."
Very similar is Chromodoris magnifica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) which is 'smaller' (up to 9 cm) and differs by a thin white marginal band, and has no black submarginal band on the head, the band is broken in front of the rhinophores.
There is one more picture of this species as Chromodoris sp. 07  Genus: Alder & Hancock, 1855 from Sulawesi, Indonesia online.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 25 February 2017, Chromodoris sp. 05  Genus: Alder & Hancock, 1855
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Chromodoris_sp_05.htm


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