Chromodoris purpurea

(Risso in Guérin, 1831)

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Chromodoris purpurea from Sesimbra, Portugal
 

Comment from the photographer: Although there are two species in the photo, I thought it would be important to post this as it is an anomalous situation. It's a Chromodoris krohni (with the right rhinophore missing) mating with a Chromodoris purpurea. There were several C. krohni individuals in the vicinity (at least 5 in a 1m radius) and a couple of C. purpurea so I really don't understand why this "odd couple" dicided to mate.
 

Location:Sesimbra, Portugal
Photographer:João Pedro Silva
Camera:Canon EOS 350DView EXIF properties
Taken on:September 25, 2010
Viewed:546 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:Chromodoris purpurea