Chromodoris magnifica

(Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)

Chromodoris magnifica
Photographed by: Yuji Law

Notes from Dr. Richard C. Willan: A species can be identified as Chromodoris magnifica if it has a white band to the outside of the mantle, and the rhinophores and gills are a darker red colour than the orange colour of the (submarginal) band.
Chromodoris magnifica is certainly an incredibly variable species, isn

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #27123
If this is really Chromodoris magnifica, it is an extraordinary colour form.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #767
not quadricolor, but maybe magnifica?

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #9784
This individual is atypical in two ways: it has a very thin white marginal band, and its right rhinophore is bifurcate.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #7719
A mating pair

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #5885
Note the white marginal band on the mantle.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1280
This identification is based on the white band around the mantle border. However this individual is very unusual in having the black longitudinal stripes bisected longitudinally by ochre stripes.

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Pictures of Chromodoris magnifica

Chromodoris magnifica from Samama, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 10 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Milne Bay, PNGIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Milne Bay, PNG
Posted 10 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Manado, Indonesia
Posted 10 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Malapascua, Philippines
Posted 10 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 10 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Malapascua, Philippines
Posted 10 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Tioman, Malaysia
Posted 10 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Bali, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 10 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Apra Harbor, GuamIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Apra Harbor, GuamIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Mabul, Malaysia
Location: Mabul, Malaysia
Posted 9 years ago
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Chromodoris magnifica from Mabul, Malaysia
Location: Mabul, Malaysia
Posted 9 years ago
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