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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

This is chromodorididae nudibranch Chromodoris tinctoria. This species is characterized by the red spots on the back and the white subliminal band on the mantle.
From Bill Rudman of the Sea Slug Forum - "Although I initially thought (Rudman, 1973) there were differences between Doris tinctoria Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828, Doris reticulata Quoy & Gaimard, 1832, Goniobranchus reticulatus Pease, 1866, Chromodoris alderi Collingwood, 1881 and Chromodoris inopinata Bergh, 1905, extensive collections from throughout the Indo-West Pacific indicate that the species differences suggested by different colour patterns is not supported by internal anatomy."
Image taken on the House Reef in front of the SeaQuest Dive Center site in Moalboal in the province of Cebu, The Philippines.

· Date: Fri September 9, 2005 · Reference ID: /22005-07-18-18-57-43 · Views: 2882 ·
Keywords: nudi sea slug dorid doridae rare unusual spot spotted cebu visayas indo pacific se asia southeast


Chromodorididae Nudibranch - Ceratosoma tenue
Paul Osmond

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