Risbecia imperialis

(Pease, 1860)

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Risbecia imperialis from Maui, Hawaii, USA
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: I would have identified this nudibranch as Risbecia godeffroyana too if I didn’t know where it was from. But because it comes from Hawaii and because nobody has studied the comparative anatomy of that species and compared it with specimens from the western Pacific Ocean (presently called godeffroyana) and hence concluded they are separate or different species, then we are obliged to call it R. imperialis for now. In fact, if they are the same species, then it will have to take the name R. imperialis anyway because imperialis was published in 1860 and godeffroyana in 1877.
 

Location:Maui, Hawaii, USA
Photographer:Leona Holaday
Camera:Canon PowerShot S80View EXIF properties
Taken on:September 17, 2007
Viewed:1946 times
Posted:10 years ago
Updated:9 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Doridina
Family:Chromodorididae
Species:Risbecia imperialis