Noumea purpurea

Baba, 1949

Noumea purpurea
Photographed by: Tatiana Antokhina

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8260
A nice photo of a typical individual. Noumea purpurea is characterised by the dark pink to purple mantle with a white streak down the midline that does not encircle the branchial pocket posteriorly, and also by the vivid apricot orange rhinophores and gills. This important photo shows Noumea purpurea is not endemic to Japan as was previously thought.

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