Verconia sp. 01  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1931

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Verconia sp. 01 is characterized by a yellowish-green to orange mantle and wine red gills and rhinophores. Some specimens have a reticulate pattern of thin whitish lines, some specimens have submarginal white spots.
Pretty similar are
Verconia laboutei which has no large opaque white spots on rhinophores and gills, and lacks large obvious glands on the mantle,
Diversidoris crocea which has a whitish submarginal band and yellowish-green rhinophores and gills and
Diversidoris flava which has an orange-red mantle border and yellowish-green rhinophores and gills.
This species was misidentified and posted on 7 July 2003 at these websites as Noumea laboutei  Rudman, 1986.
The discovery by Rüdiger Bieler that the generic name Noumea was first introduced by Fauvel (1874) for a beetle means that the subsequent introduction by Risbec (1928) for a nudibranch is invalid. Therefore the next available generic name has to be used for the genus of nudibranchs, and that
is Verconia  Pruvot-Fol, 1931.
I changed it on 2 February 2016 into Verconia laboutei (Rudman, 1986) [Noumea].
I realized that this species is as Noumea sp. 5 in Gosliner et al. (2015), page 245, and Dr. Richard C. Willan confirmed this identificattion.
I changed it on on 7 July 2018 into Verconia sp. 01  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1931.
There seems to be only one picture of the real Verconia laboutei (Rudman, 1986) online, that is the picture of the holotype at the Sea-Slug Forum.
Bieler, R.; Bouchet, P.; Caballer, M. (2015). Verconia Pruvot-Fol, 1931. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through:
World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=533937 on 2016-02-02.
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. (2021), published 9 February 2021, Verconia sp. 01  Genus: Pruvot-Fol, 1931
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Verconia_sp_01.htm


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