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Gymnodoris crocea (Bergh, 1889) [Trevelyana]

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Gymnodoris crocea is characterized by its yellow colour, and by the dark green viscera, visible through the skin.
This species had been tentatively identified by Bill Rudman as possible Gymnodoris subflava, and was posted on these websites on 15 June 2003 as Gymnodoris subflava  Baba, 1949.
Since 23 July 2015 are pictures of the real Gymnodoris subflava from Japan online, which looks very different. So I changed it on 24 July 2015 into Gymnodoris sp. 15  Genus: Stimpson, 1855.
This species was identified by Vanessa Knutson at the facebook group Nudibase. She writes:
"I am quite certain these are Gymnodoris crocea. I've dissected specimens and they match the descriptions very well. Was going to publish about this since the name hasn't been used for a very long time, but we had some issues with the specimens and are unable to use them now!"
I changed it again on 18 April 2021 into Gymnodoris crocea (Bergh, 1889) [Trevelyana]
The genus Gymnodoris is an interesting genus of carnivorous nudibranchs which feed on other sea slugs. This shot shows a specimen laying eggs.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2021), published 18 April 2021, Gymnodoris crocea (Bergh, 1889)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Gymnodoris_crocea.htm

 
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