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Goniobranchus kuniei

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Doridoidea
Genus  Goniobranchus
Higher classification  Chromodoris
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Chromodorididae
Scientific name  Chromodoris kuniei
Rank  Species
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Similar  Chromodoris, Nudibranch, Goniobranchus, Molluscs, Risbecia

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

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Distribution

This species was described from New Caledonia. It is known from the western Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean from Fiji, Marshall Islands, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Description

Goniobranchus kuniei has a pattern of blue spots with pale blue haloes on a creamy mantle. There is a double border to the mantle of purple and blue. The length of the body reaches 40 mm. The species Goniobranchus tritos and Goniobranchus geminus have similar colour patterns.

Habitat

It likes waters that are between 21 and 26 degrees Celsius and is often found between 5 and 40 meters.

References

Goniobranchus kuniei Wikipedia


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