Noumea subnivalis

Baba, 1987

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Noumea subnivalis from Bali, Indonesia
Identification verified by Richard Willan
 

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: The differences between these two species are subtle, but they definitely exist. I quote from Rudman’s comments in 2001 on his Sea Slug Forum (http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/noumsubn):

“The most important external features distinguishing Noumea subnivalis are the scattered pointed papillae on the mantle and the colour band around the mantle margin. Rather than being two distinct bands, there is a single irregular band which gradually changes in colour from red, on the outside, to orange-yellow on the inside. By contrast, Chromodois verrieri has a completely smooth mantle and there are two distinct colour bands at mantle edge: outer band red, inner band yellow.”

I am able to make out the papillae on the mantle, so I identified the specimen in this photo as Noumea subnivalis.
 

Location:Bali, Indonesia
Photographer:Lorenzo de Ponti
Camera:Canon PowerShot G10View EXIF properties
Taken on:May 25, 2010
Viewed:596 times
Posted:6 years ago
Updated:6 years ago

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Scientific Classification

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