Goniobranchus sp. 08  Genus: Pease, 1866

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Goniobranchus sp. 08 is as Goniobranchus sp. 9 in Gosliner et al. (2015) page 215, let me quote the description:
"White with irregularly shaped dark red markings on the center of the dorsum, sparse to absent near the margin; marginal band pale orange; juveniles with less red on the dorsum."
This species is part of the Goniobranchus tinctorius group.
R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) have restricted the genus Chromodoris  Alder & Hancock, 1855 to those Indo-Pacific species with black longitudinal lines, laying a flat egg mass, and moved most of the other species to the 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
Gosliner, T.M, D.W. Behrens & Á.Valdés. 2015. Nudibranch &Sea Slug Identification Indo-Pacific.
New World Publications Inc. Jacksonville, FL. 408 pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 17 March 2017, Goniobranchus sp. 08  Genus: Pease, 1866
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Goniobranchus_sp_08.htm


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