Ceratosoma magnificum

(Eliot, 1910)

Also known as: Ceratosoma magnifica, Miamira magnifica

Ceratosoma magnificum
Photographed by: Wolfgang Krutz

This species is characterised by its broadly rounded anterior mantle and the row of 3 tall pustules in ascending height along the mantle, the largest in front of the gills, the rhinophores and gills are not speckled. The mantle and foot are purple-brown (most often) or greenish brown.

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1044
This individual is almost identical in coloration to the one in Undersea Jewels (on page 107). By contrast, Ceratosoma sinuatum always has white speckles on its rhinophores and gills.

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Pictures of Ceratosoma magnificum

Ceratosoma magnificum from New South Wales, Australia
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Ceratosoma magnificum from New South Wales, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Ceratosoma magnificum from New South Wales, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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Ceratosoma magnificum from New South Wales, Australia
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Ceratosoma magnificum from New South Wales, Australia
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Ceratosoma magnificum from New South Wales, Australia
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Ceratosoma magnificum from New South Wales, Australia
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Similar Species

Author: Dr. Richard Willan

Ceratosoma magnificum: This species is characterised by its broadly rounded anterior mantle and the row of 3 tall pustules in ascending height along the mantle, the largest in front of the gills, the rhinophores and gills are not speckled. The mantle and foot are purple-brown (most often) or greenish brown.

Ceratosoma sinuatum: This species is characterised by its narrow (almost pointed) broadly rounded anterior mantle several low pustules on its mantle, the rhinophores and gills are always speckled with white. The mantle and foot are vivid emerald green (most often) but they can be pinkish brown in juveniles.

Ceratosoma sinuatum from Ambon, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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