Chromodoris kuniei

Pruvot-Fol, 1930

Chromodoris kuniei
Photographed by: Daniela Wolf

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3654
Chromodoris kuniei (on the left) and Chromodoris annae (on the right). Both nudibranchs are eating the same sponge food.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #11071
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #10767
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3633
The white cone-like organ in the middle of the gills is the anus, and this animal was actually photographed in the act of defecating (the red-brown mass right at the top of the anus is the faeces, composed mostly of indigestible sponge spicules packed together with mucous).

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Pictures of Chromodoris kuniei

Chromodoris kuniei from Flores, Indonesia
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Chromodoris kuniei from Taka Bonerate, Indonesia
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Chromodoris kuniei from Lembeh, Indonesia
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Chromodoris kuniei from North East Coast, Taiwan
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Chromodoris kuniei from Lembeh, Indonesia
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Chromodoris kuniei from Anilao, Philippines
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Chromodoris kuniei from North Sulawesi, Indonesia
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Chromodoris kuniei from Alor, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Alor, Indonesia
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Chromodoris kuniei from Dauin, Philippines
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Chromodoris kuniei from Puerto Galera, Philippines
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Chromodoris kuniei from Lembeh, Indonesia
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Chromodoris kuniei from Triton Bay, Indonesia
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Similar Species

Author: Nila Murti

Both Chromodoris geminus and Chromodoris kuniei have oval body form and wide mantle overlap. Both have purplish or brownish mantle with dark round spots with white haloes in the mantle.

The difference between the two is in Chromodoris kuniei the mantle edge is broad with purple colour followed by a narrow dark ring and an uneven yellow in the innermost band.
In Chromodoris geminus the mantle border consists of four different coloured rings – an outermost white, then faded purple, followed by another white and finally yellow.

Chromodoris geminus from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
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