Chromodoris lochi

Rudman, 1982

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Chromodoris lochi from Lembeh, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This is Chromodoris lochi and it is what is called an aberrant specimen. Some developmental abnormality or mutation has caused the mantle the be incomplete over the centre of the back. But this has left the visceral organs covered with only a flimsy layer of tissue, so it would have a relatively poor chance of survival and reproduction.
 

Thanks to Mary Jane Adams and Marli Wakeling for suggesting identification for this species

Comment from the photographer: I would appreciate confirmation of this nudibranch identification.
 

Comment from Mary Jane Adams: This is a really weirdly abnormal slug with two completely separate sections of mantle.
Comment from Marli Wakeling: An abnormally developed specimen

Location:Lembeh, Indonesia
Photographer:Bill Bynum
Camera:Nikon D300View EXIF properties
Taken on:June 1, 2010
Viewed:2483 times
Posted:7 years ago
Updated:7 years ago

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Scientific Classification

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