Mexichromis cf. mariei (Crosse, 1872) [Glossodoris]

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cf. is an abbreviation from a Latin word (confer) and means 'refer to' or 'compare with', here it means it could possibly be Mexichromis mariei or perhaps something closely related, or at least similar in appearance.
Mexichromis cf. mariei is characterized by a pale pink background colour and a broad orange band at the mantle margin which is sometimes broken into a series of spots. It has a few very small white tipped tubercules. The rhinophores are purple, basal translucent. The gills are whitish translucent, edged in purple. The posterior end of the foot has a purple margin.
Pretty similar are
Mexichromis mariei which differs by its flattened rounded tubercles, which are tipped in reddish-purple,
Mexichromis multituberculata which can have also a series of orange patches at the edge of the mantle, usually these patches are bluish-purple. It differs by having numerous purple-tipped large tubercules.
More informations on Mexichromis mariei are at Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 23 July 2020, Mexichromis cf. mariei (Crosse, 1872)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Mexichromis_mariei_cf.htm


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