Goniobranchus sp. 02  Genus: Pease, 1866

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Goniobranchus sp. 02 can be distinguished by the dark pink mantle with a red marginal band, followed by a yellow/orange band, and an opaque white band. The rhinophore clubs are orange with opaque white spots, the gills are translucent pinkish with opaque white spots.
This species is as Chromodoris sp. 22 in IPN at page 229,
it was posted on 27 December 2010 at these websites as Chromodoris sp. B  Genus: Alder & Hancock, 1855,
and on 28 July 2011 changed into Chromodoris sp. 02  Genus: Alder & Hancock, 1855.
For some genera was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
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."
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
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 9 March 2020, Goniobranchus sp. 02  Genus: Pease, 1866
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Goniobranchus_sp_02.htm


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