Throughout the tropical and subtropical Indo-west Pacific.
Japan Sea (North-West part), Peter the Great Bay, Boysmana Bay, tiny Klerc Id., depth 2-2,5 m, stones with bryozoa of the family Vesiculariidae, 29 August 1993, PHOTO: A.V.Martynov.
Grows to 5-7 mm. See Alexander Martynov's message below.
• Pruvot-Fol, A. (1933). Mission Robert Ph. Dollfus en Egypte. Opisthobrachiata. Memoires de l'Institute d'Egypte 21: 89-159.
Rudman, W.B., 1999 (March 25) Goniodoridella savignyi Pruvot-Fol, 1933. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/gonisavi
August 19, 2009
From: Gary Cobb
Concerning message #17491:
Hi Bill and everyone!
After reading Julies entry I thought I would send ours on Goniodoridella savignyi. We have found this species with almost brown coloration instead of yellow. The amount of yellow is very variable. Note one photo has what appears to be no gill papillae.
Locality: Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, 15 m, Queensland, Australia, Pacific Ocean, 15 June 2009, Subtidal. Length: 6 mm. Photographer: Gary Cobb and David Mullins.
firstname.lastname@example.orgCobb, G.C., 2009 (Aug 19) Goniodoridella savignyi from sthn Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22556
The brown coloration is an interesting variation
October 29, 2008
From: Ann Clear
While diving in the Lembeh Straits, my dive guide pointed this little fellow out to me and and no idea of his name. I asume he is a juvenile, but of what? I have been unable to identify him at all. He was really tiny. Can you help please.
Locality: Lembeh Strait, 12 m, Indonesia, Molucca Sea, 13 October 2006, Rocky part of reef. Length: approx 5 mm. Photographer: Ann Clear.
email@example.comClear, A, 2008 (Oct 29) Goniodoridella savignyi from Indonesia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/18972
This interesting little animal doesn't grow very big so you were lucky to see him. It is Goniodoridella savignyi .
January 4, 2007
From: Leanne & David Atkinson
Happy New Year,
We are finding lots of interesting nudibranchs at Port Stephens over the last few weeks.
Locality: The Pipeline, Port Stephens, 8 metres, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific Ocean, 30th December 2006, Silty sandy bottom, scattered sponges, ascidians, soft corals, algae and debris from rough weather. Length: 3 to 4 mm. Photographer: Leanne & David Atkinson.
This is the second time we have found Goniodoridella savignyi at The Pipeline. We previously found one in January 2006. This time we found two. They were quite tiny and looked like a shell fragment in the debris until we looked closer. Even focusing at 1:1 they were quite small in the photo. We thought you might like to add one from NSW to the forum.
Leanne & David Atkinson
firstname.lastname@example.orgAtkinson, L. & D., 2007 (Jan 4) Goniodoridella savignyi from Port Stephens, NSW. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/19109
Dear Leanne & David,
Thanks for the record - and nice photos - of this species. They show the shape of the body, and the strange gills, very well.
August 23, 2006
From: Colin Ogden
Concerning message #17491:
Thanks a ton for your ID on the C. strigata and the Flabellina exoptata. I really battled with that one. Following the message from Julie Marshall, I think this one is a Goniodoridella savignyi. I took this photo in May and it has been sitting in my unidentified file for a while. This shows how important it is to just follow other messages on the forum. ( I hope I am right with my ID) It does seem to have a very wide distribution.
Locality: Sodwana Bay, 12 metres, South Africa, Indian, May 2006, Coral reef. Length: 6 mm. Photographer: Colin Ogden.
email@example.comOgden C. M., 2006 (Aug 23) Goniodoridella savignyi from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17519
Yes this is Goniodoridella savignyi. I think this is the first record from South Africa so that is an interesting addition to our knowledge of its distribution.
August 17, 2006
From: Julie Marshall
Following the photos of Goniodoridella savignyi from Korea [message #17415 ] here is a photo of this species from Heron Island [Great Barrier Reef]. It was 6 mm in size and found at the reef crest at low tide under a dead coral slab.
Locality: Heron Island, Intertidal, Queensland, Australia, Pacific, September 1996, Intertidal. Length: 6 mm. Photographer: Julie Marshall.
firstname.lastname@example.orgMarshall, J.G., 2006 (Aug 17) Goniodoridella savignyi from Queensland. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17491
August 16, 2006
From: Dong Bum Koh
Last weekend our DEPC (Digital Eco-Photo Club) members visited the Yellow Sea.
We've got several photos in the Tae An area.[126° E 36° 8'N]. This one is of Goniodoridella savignyi
Locality: Tae An area.[126° E 36° 8'N], -10m, South Korea, Yellow Sea, 5~6 August 2006. Photographer: Sung Soon Choi.
Dong Bum Koh
email@example.comD.B.Koh, 2006 (Aug 16) Goniodoridella savignyi from the Yellow Sea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/17415
It is interesting to get photos of animals from this relatively unknown area. Please thank Sung Soon Choi for this beautiful photo of Goniodoridella. The close-up I have included alongside shows the network of fine spicules found in the mantle of this species, and which are usually dissolved in preservative.
March 10, 2005
From: M. Poddubetskaia
This tiny guy is the first nudi I've seen in Dahab, Egypt. It was white with papillae and yellow tips to the rhinophores. The only species I know which fits this description is Goniodoridella savignyi. Could you confirm this ID, please. Sorry for so bad photos, but this nudi was only 3mm in size and the divemaster was eager to continue his way.
Locality: Canyon, Dahab, Egypt, Red Sea. Depth: 13 m. Length: 3 mm. 27 February 2005. corals' Photographer: Marina Poddubetskaia - Nembro website
firstname.lastname@example.orgPoddubetskaia, M., 2005 (Mar 10) Goniodoridella savignyi from Egypt (Red Sea). [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/13312
Yes this is Goniodoridella savignyi. It was originally described from specimens collected in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt, Red Sea, so your photos have a special interest.
October 9, 2000
From: Yoshimi Kitamura
My name is Yoshimi Kitamura, your site is very useful and enjoyable, So I like it.
Now, recently I've been to Loloata Island, Papua New Guinea with Nishina and found this.
I believe that this is a kind of Goniodoridella savignyi, but I am not sure because of the differences between the one that I found at Papua New Guinea and a one on your species list.
email@example.comKitamura, Y., 2000 (Oct 9) Goniodoridella savignyi from Papua New Guinea. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/3137
You and Nishina seem to have found some interesting things on your trip to Papua New Guinea. This is indeed Goniodoridella savignyi. You don't mention its size, but it looks like it is a quite big example of this species, and so the yellow colour pigment is more intense than the Russian photos.
March 25, 1999
From: Alexander Martynov
Dear Dr. Rudman
I am at the Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg, but not long ago I worked and lived at the coast of the Japan Sea (Vladivostok) and observed and collected Nudibranchia there.
I am very excited by your site and sometimes (I don't have real Internet now
and used getweb servers via e-mail) looking around forum etc.
I have attached photos of Goniodoridella savignyi Pruvot-Fol, 1933, from the
Japan Sea (North-West part), Peter the Great Bay, Boysmana Bay, tiny Klerc Id., depth 2-2,5 m, stones with bryozoa of the family Vesiculariidae, 29 August 1993, Collected A.V. Martynov, A.V. Chernyshev.
Both same locality.
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martyn@AM3963.spb.eduMartynov, A., 1999 (Mar 25) Goniodoridella savignyi from NE Russia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/721
Thanks for the pictures of Goniodoridella savignyi. It is certainly has a wide distribution! From the Red Sea to Vladivostok and south to New South Wales, Australia.
I look forward to further pictures and information.