Chromodoris sp. 07  Genus: Alder & Hancock, 1855

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This species was posted on 21 April 2003 at these websites as Chromodoris dianae  Gosliner & Behrens, 1998,
because Gosliner and Behrens (1998) wrote this is a colour form. I've seen this colour form only two times at Cabilao and at Moalboal, Cebu, the first colour form is pretty common.
Layton et al. (2018) show that these morphotypes correspond to different taxa, they call it Chromodoris cf. dianae  Gosliner & Behrens, 1998. "For instance, Gosliner and Behrens (1998) noted variation in the orange colouration on the gills and orange markings along the margin in C. dianae. Most notably, only the gill tips appear orange in C. dianae, while C. cf. dianae has orange colouration along the outside of the whole gill and has orange spots along the margin."
I changed it on 21 July 2019 into Chromodoris sp. 07  Genus: Alder & Hancock, 1855.
Gosliner, T. M.; Behrens, D. W. (1998). Five new species of Chromodoris (Molluscs: Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) from the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean.
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 4(50): 139 - 165, available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15659747
Layton, K. S.; Gosliner, T. M.; Wilson, N. G. (2018). Flexible colour patterns obscure identification and mimicry in Indo-Pacific Chromodoris nudibranchs (Gastropoda: Chromodorididae).
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 124: 27 - 36, available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.02.008
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2019), published 21 July 2019, Chromodoris sp. 07  Genus: Alder & Hancock, 1855
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Chromodoris_sp_07.htm


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