Goniobranchus sp. 06  Genus: Pease, 1866

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Goniobranchus sp. 06 is as Chromodoris sp. 11 in IPN, page 214, let me quote the description:"Easily recognized by its pale blue body color with a series of of transverse yellow bars that end in darker patchs. Rhinophores and gill also blue"
Some authors see this species as an extreme variation of Goniobranchus roboi (Gosliner & Behrens, 1998).
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. (2017), published 19 May 2017, Goniobranchus sp. 05  Genus: Pease, 1866
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Goniobranchus_sp_06.htm


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