May 11, 2000
From: Valda Fraser
I have photographed a nudibranch which is new to me. I hope that you will be able to help with identification.
Locality: Shelly Beach - 33m, south coast KwaZulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA
Date: May 2000
email@example.comFraser, V., 2000 (May 11) Noumea cf sudanica from South Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2352
This is similar to Noumea sudanica Rudman 1985 but differs in having a red patch on the rhinophores. It also has similarities to N. simplex but that species has orange tips to the gills and sometimes orange streaks along mantle edge, but never a complete border.
It seems to be another unnamed species from South Africa.
Reference: Rudman, W.B. (1985) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: Chromodoris aureomarginata, C. verrieri and C. fidelis colour groups. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 83: 241-299.Rudman, W.B., 2000 (May 11). Comment on Noumea cf sudanica from South Africa by Valda Fraser. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/2352