Girish Mahajan

Goniobranchus gleniei

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Doridoidea
Genus  Goniobranchus
Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Chromodorididae
Scientific name  Chromodoris gleniei
Rank  Species
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Similar  Goniobranchus, Goniobranchus charlottae, Goniobranchus alius, Goniobranchus tritos

Goniobranchus gleniei is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.

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Distribution

This species was described from the inner harbour, Trincomalee and Cottiar, opposite Fort Fredrick, Sri Lanka. It has been reported from the Maldives and Tanzania.

Description

Goniobranchus gleniei is a chromodorid nudibranch with a continuous, sinuous black or deep purple line all round the mantle, outside the gills and rhinophores. The outer part of the mantle is white with a faint submarginal grey line. The inner part of the mantle is golden-brown with irregular black spots.

References

Goniobranchus gleniei Wikipedia


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