Goniobranchus albonares (Rudman, 1990) [Chromodoris]

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Goniobranchus albonares has a mantle and body with an opaque white background colour with an orange band at the mantle margin. This band is in some specimens brownish-red at the margin, diffusing into orange and then into yellow. The gills and rhinophores are translucent white with opaque white edging to the gills and rhinophore lamellae. The rhinophore clubs are relatively large for the size of the species and with their bright white edging, are a very noticeable part of the animal's shape.
Pretty similar are:
Goniobranchus verrieri which differs by the colour of the gills and rhinophores: translucent red with white edgings, and
Goniobranchus preciosus which has an outer blue line at the mantle margin, and translucent red gills and rhinophores with white edgings to the lamellae.
This species was posted on 17 April 2004 at these websites as Chromodoris albonares  Rudman, 1990,
R.F. Johnson & Gosliner. (2012) moved it to the reerected ("rescued from synonymy") genus Goniobranchus  Pease, 1866.
Rebecca Fay Johnson & Terrence M. Gosliner. 2012.
Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History:
A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs. online at
More information on Goniobranchus albonares as Chromodoris albonaresare on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 26 April 2017, Goniobranchus albonares (Rudman, 1990)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Goniobranchus_albonares.htm


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