Chromodorididae sp. 01  Family: Bergh, 1891

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This species of the family Chromodorididae Bergh, 1891 is characterized by its milky whitish colour, by orange-red rhinophores, by an orange-red line on the rachis of the whitish gills, and by a distinctive orange-red marginal band on the anterior and posterior end of the mantle. Distinctive are also the mid-dorsal glands (white patches), which are in many chromodorids located near the mantle margin.
I have no idea on the generic placement, Dr. Alicia Hermosillo-González labelled the picture #3 "Noumea boca roja.JPG", but that was long before
R.F. Johnson & Gosliner (2012) splitted the genus Noumea  Risbec, 1928, they moved some species to the genus Ardeadoris  Rudman, 1984, some species to the genus Diversidoris  Rudman, 1987, some species to the provisional genus ‘Felimida’  Ev. Marcus 1971, some species got no genus and are now Chromodorididae sp., and some species did remain in the genus Noumea  Risbec, 1928, which is now Verconia  Pruvot-Fol, 1931.
I keep it for now as Chromodorididae sp. 01  Family: Bergh, 1891 until I know more...
Rebecca Fay Johnson & Terrence M. Gosliner. 2012.
Traditional Taxonomic Groupings Mask Evolutionary History:
A Molecular Phylogeny and New Classification of the Chromodorid Nudibranchs. online at
This species was posted on 20 February 2005 at these websites as Chromodorididae sp. A  Family: Bergh, 1891.
For some genera was the alphabet almost through. I had to change the distinguishing alphabetic character into a number. I had chosen 2-digit numbers, even though '01' looks a little bit stupid, and now is only the genus italic written.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2017), published 18 February 2017, Chromodorididae sp. 01  Family: Bergh, 1891
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Euctenidiacea/Chromodorididae_sp_01.htm