Risbecia godeffroyana

(Bergh, 1877)

Risbecia godeffroyana
Photographed by: Jeffrey Davies

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

Comment from Scott Johnson on photo #25799
This species and Risbecia imperialis still need some sorting out.

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Pictures of Risbecia godeffroyana

Risbecia godeffroyana from PNGIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: PNG
Posted 9 years ago
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Risbecia godeffroyana from Queensland, Australia
Posted 9 years ago
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Risbecia godeffroyana from PNGIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: PNG
Posted 9 years ago
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Risbecia godeffroyana from Queensland, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Dave Behrens
Posted 10 years ago
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Risbecia godeffroyana from Queensland, Australia
Posted 10 years ago
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Risbecia godeffroyana from Queensland, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 9 years ago
Viewed 1258 times
Risbecia godeffroyana from Queensland, AustraliaIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Risbecia godeffroyana from Raja Ampat, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Scott Johnson
Posted 7 years ago
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Risbecia godeffroyana from New South Wales, Australia
Posted 6 years ago
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Risbecia godeffroyana from Kavieng, PNG
Location: Kavieng, PNG
Posted 5 years ago
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Risbecia godeffroyana from New South Wales, Australia
Posted 4 years ago
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Similar Species

Author: Richard Willan

I would have identified this nudibranch as Risbecia godeffroyana too if I didn’t know where it was from. But because it comes from Hawaii and because nobody has studied the comparative anatomy of that species and compared it with specimens from the western Pacific Ocean (presently called Risbecia godeffroyana) and hence concluded they are separate or different species, then we are obliged to call it Risbecia imperialis for now. In fact, if they are the same species, then it will have to take the name Risbecia imperialis anyway because imperialis was published in 1860 and Risbecia godeffroyana in 1877.

 
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