Risbecia imperialis

(Pease, 1860)

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Risbecia imperialis from Taha'a, French Polynesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: At present this individual would have to be classified as Risbecia godeffroyana simply because it does not come from Hawaii. However, in lacking a strong pink suffusion over the central area of the mantle, in having dark blue-black ‘tongues’ laterally and in having only a few orange spots inside these ‘tongues’ it would qualify as Risbecia godeffroyana on its appearance. So in my opinion, this animal (and plenty of other intermediates like it) shows there is insufficient colour differences to separate Risbecia imperialis and Risbecia godeffroyana, and they should be synonymised. In that case, the name Risbecia imperialis must apply because it is the older name.
 

Comment from the photographer: Photo taken between Haamene bay and Faaaha bay
 

Location:Taha'a, French Polynesia
Photographer:Pauline Bosserelle
Camera:Olympus μ770SWView EXIF properties
Taken on:March 13, 2008
Viewed:2227 times
Posted:9 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