Rahul Sharma

Goniobranchus rubrocornutus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Chromodorididae
Scientific name  Chromodoris rubrocornuta
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Doridoidea
Genus  Goniobranchus
Rank  Species
Goniobranchus rubrocornutus
Similar  Goniobranchus charlottae, Goniobranchus alius, Goniobranchus rufomaculatus, Goniobranchus albonares

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

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Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Western Pacific. It was described from Hong Kong. It has been reported from American Samoa, the Marshall Islands and the Philippines.

Description

Goniobranchus rubrocornutus is a chromodorid nudibranch with a semi-translucent white mantle and coloured margin. In this species there is an irregular white band, then a broken red marginal band and a broad yellow band at the edge of the mantle. The rhinophores and gills are translucent red. The body reaches a length of 15 mm.

References

Goniobranchus rubrocornutus Wikipedia


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