Chromodoris pruna

Gosliner, 1994

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Chromodoris pruna from Kilifi Creek, Kenya
Identification verified by Richard Willan

Identification is verified by Richard Willan, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Richard Willan: This is a such a small species of chromodorid (maximum adult size 6 mm) that it could easily be mistaken as the juvenile of some other species. Its characteristic features are its translucent white mantle, large star-like opaque white mantle glands radiating inwards, series of orange stops and dashes around the mantle border, irregular dark brownish purple (plum coloured) spots on the mantle, and orange rhinophores and gills with white speckles and white tips. The specific name pruna, refers to the dark purple (plum coloured) spots on the mantle. Previously this species was only known from South Africa and Madagascar, so this photo represents a new record for Kenya.

Thanks to Gabriele Ostuni for suggesting identification for this species

Location:Kilifi Creek, Kenya
Photographer:Orietta Rivolta
Camera:Canon PowerShot G9View EXIF properties
Taken on:March 27, 2012
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Posted:4 years ago
Updated:3 years ago

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Scientific Classification

Species:Chromodoris pruna