Goniobranchus rubrocornutus (Rudman, 1985) [Chromodoris]

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Goniobranchus rubrocornutus looks like a strange colour-variant of Goniobranchus fidelis, with an orange-red border of the mantle and a thin dark red line next, they differ by the colour of the gills and rhinophores: reddish purple in Goniobranchus rubrocornutus and black in Goniobranchus fidelis.
This species was posted on 27 November 2003 at these websites as Chromodoris rubrocornuta  Rudman, 1985,
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 rubrocornutus as Chromodoris rubrocornuta are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 7 May 2017, Goniobranchus rubrocornutus (Rudman, 1985)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Goniobranchus_rubrocornutus.htm


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