Goniobranchus fidelis (Kelaart, 1858) [Doris]

Click the thumbnail photos to enhance!

Goniobranchus fidelis has a creamy white mantle with a broad orange band around the mantle edge and a thin wine red line between the white and the orange. On the inner edge of the orange band there are usually a series of tongue-like patches running into the white region. In some cases they are almost all wine red while in others there is only a slight thickening of the red band. The rhinophores and gills are black, the foot is white. It grows to 20-25 mm long.
This species was posted on 21 April 2003 at these websites as Chromodoris fidelis (Kelaart, 1858) [Doris],
R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) moved it to the reerected ("rescued from synonymy") genus Goniobranchus  Pease, 1866.
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 Goniobranchus fidelis as Chromodoris fidelis are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 2 May 2017, Goniobranchus fidelis (Kelaart, 1858)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Goniobranchus_fidelis.htm


RETURN with the
of your browser