Godiva quadricolor

(Barnard, 1927)

Godiva quadricolor
Photographed by: Guido Zsilavecz

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Aeolidina
Family:Facelinidae
Species:Godiva quadricolor

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2985
The large aeolid is well known to me because I have published two papers on its accidental transport and establishment in Australia. It is characterised by the pale blue line extending from the base of the rhinophore out along the dorsal side of the oral tentacle. The cerata are always multicoloured as is well shown in this individual, but the precise colours vary considerably between individuals.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2092
This species was introduced into the Fremantle area from South Africa about 25 years ago (Willan 1987; reference below) and it is now permanently established there.

Willan, R.C. 1987. Phylogenetic systematics and zoogeography of Australian nudibranchs 1. Presence of the aeolid Godiva quadricolor (Barnard) in Western Australia. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 8: 71-85.

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Godiva quadricolor from Venezuela
Location: Venezuela
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