Thorunna daniellae

(Kay & Young, 1969)

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Thorunna daniellae from Perhentian, Malaysia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This is an exceptionally atypical individual. Thorunna daniellae normally has a thin unbroken purple submarginal line, but in this individual it is represented by a series of very large purple spots connected by a rather wide violet-blue line. Some individuals with this pattern of spots/dashes instead of a line are already known (e.g., Bertsch & Johnson 1981: 109), but nowhere near as dark as this individual. Fortunately for identification, the semi-transparent uniformly pink mantle abs red rhinophores and gills of this specimen are characteristic of Thorunna daniellae. This photo represents the first record of this species from Malaysia.
 

Comment from the photographer: size abt 1cm only
 

Location:Perhentian, Malaysia
Photographer:Yap Chong Koon
Camera:Canon PowerShot A620View EXIF properties
Taken on:June 7, 2008
Viewed:1680 times
Posted:8 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

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Scientific Classification

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