Goniodoridella sp. 03  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1933

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Goniodoridella sp. 03 is characterized by a white body with brown patches at the sides and behind the rhinophores. The rhinophores are brown with some white spots. The white extrabranchial processes are light yellowish-pink tipped. The anterior margin is light yellow.
This species is on nudipixel misidentified as Goniodoris aspersa, though the ID was confirmed by Dr. Richard C. Willan, here is his pers. comment, date 18 January 2016:"
I really wish Erwin Kodiat, who was behind Nudi Pixel, had not just stopped working on Nudi Pixel one day and never started again. He simply stopped communicating with me or posting my comments. He stopped everything. To me that is really unreliable. It means that the identifications and comments that were there in that final day are now ‘frozen in time’ as though they are supposed to be right forever. This makes amateurs think I am incapable of changing my mind when more information becomes available and so and changing the identifications. This is a very real problem with supposedly authoritative websites these days that suddenly cease but remain viewable.
The case with Goniodoris aspersa is one that makes me particularly sad/mad. What you say is perfectly right. All the photos on Nudi Pixel and on your website are not Goniodoris aspersa. It is now clear that they are an undescribed species."
Very similar is
Goniodoridella sp. 07 which differs only by the colour of the rhinophores: translucent white
Concerning this species of the family Goniodorididae, which I thought to be possibly a Trapania sp. wrote Dr. Juan Lucas Cervera Currado: "Terry Gosliner told me that this is not a Trapania but a bunch of species that are undescribed that are a new genus and species of Goniodorididae."
This species was posted on 17 January 2004 at these websites as Goniodorididae sp. A  Family: Adams, H. & A., 1854,
I changed it into Goniodoridella sp. C on 6 July 2011 because it looks very similar to Goniodoridella sp. 6 in IPN at page 128.
At least am I pretty sure that it should be placed in the genus Goniodoridella, not in a "new genus". I changed it on 10 August 2011
into Goniodoridella sp. 03  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1933.
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.
Gosliner, Terrence M., David W. Behrens & Ángel Valdés. 2008. Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs.
Sea Challengers Natural History Books. Gig Harbor, Washington. 426pp.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 22 May 2017, Goniodoridella sp. 03  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1933
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Goniodoridella_sp_03.htm


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