October 7, 2009
From: Franca Wermuth
Concerning message #4636:
Does this nudibranch belong to Chromodoris cf. hintuanensis, too?
Locality: Romblon, Philippines, South China Sea, 16 April 2009. Photographer: Franca Wermuth
Thanks in advance
email@example.comWermuth, F., 2009 (Oct 7) Re: Chromodoris from the Philippines. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22578
Yes this appears to be the same species. It's nice to get a photo which shows the rhinophores and gills more clearly than the earlier photo. They are both edged with white with no sign of the purple seen in C. hintuanensis. Also the gills of C. hintuanensis are triangular in cross-section while in your animal the gills are simple in construction.
I am sure now that it is not just a colour form of C. hintuanensis.