Chromodoris verrieri

(Crosse, 1875)

Chromodoris verrieri
Photographed by: Erwin Kodiat

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #19415
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #11561
Because of the yellow submarginal band just visible around the anterior end, I would be inclined to call this Chromodoris verrieri. There are similar specimens on http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/nudi/chromodorids/e263.htm.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #9362
A juvenile individual

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8893
A typical individual

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8248
A very tiny juvenile individual.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2840
That name is a guess for me too because I cannot see the colour markings at the mantle edge very well in this photo and resolving them clearly is very important in this group of similar-looking species. I think I can just distinguish 2 bands, which makes this one Chromodoris verrieri – a narrow dark red marginal band and immediately inside that is a narrow apricot-orange band.

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Pictures of Chromodoris verrieri

Chromodoris verrieri from Perhentian, Malaysia
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Similar Species

Author: Dr. Richard C. Willan

Chromodoris albonares is quite a small species has only an orange band around the edge of the mantle and (especially large) white rhinophores and white gills.

Chromodoris preciosa is a relatively larger species has three colour bands right next to each other - a thin white band at the edge, then a band of deep red, and inside that a band of yellow. Also, the gills and rhinophores are reddish.

 
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