Goniobranchus albopunctatus  Garrett, 1879

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Goniobranchus albopunctatus can be easily distinguished from other chromodorids by the colour of the bands at the margin of the mantle: blue, black then greenish-yellow. The background colour of the mantle varies from red to yellow. The mantle is densely covered with small rounded white spots and some distinctive small white rings. The underside of the mantle, the foot, and the body are bright yellow.
This species was originally posted on 15 September 2003 at these websites as Chromodoris albopunctata (Garrett, 1879) [Goniobranchus],
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 albopunctatus as Chromodoris albopunctata are on Bill Rudman's Sea-Slug Forum!
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 27 April 2017, Goniobranchus albopunctatus  Garrett, 1879
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Goniobranchus_albopunctatus.htm


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