Risbecia pulchella

(Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Also known as: Risbecia ghardaqana

Risbecia pulchella
Photographed by: Darja Tjioe

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

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #41723
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #15823
yes, often trailing like this.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6960
A juvenile individual.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #9955
It looks like this could be Risbecia ghardaqana! How wonderful! Originally described from the Red Sea.

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #8713
Depicting typical trailing behaviour, and often on sand

Comment from Nathalie Yonow on photo #8711
If it were Chromodoris annulata, which also has the purple under the front of the mantle, you would see the purple ring in front of the rhinophores.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #8688
A juvenile individual

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #6958
A typical individual. Note the characteristic thin blue-violet marginal band, numerous small orange spots on the mantle, and a few darker smudges as bands across the central area of the mantle.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #3663
These individuals are definitely Risbecia pulchella without any doubt. The distinctions between this species and Risbecia ghardaqana are becoming fewer and fewer as time goes on, and probably Risbecia ghardaqana will be synonymised under Risbecia pulchella eventually.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #2012
Two individuals displaying ‘trailing behaviour’ which is characteristic of all species of the genus Risbecia.

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #1327
In comparison, Risbecia godeffroyana has tiny golden speckled and much larger dark “tongues” along the edge of the mantle.

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Pictures of Risbecia pulchella

Risbecia pulchella from Jarak, Malaysia
Location: Jarak, Malaysia
Posted 9 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from Bali, Indonesia
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Posted 9 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from Ponta Malongane, MozambiqueIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from Komodo, Indonesia
Posted 8 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from Phuket, ThailandIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Posted 8 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from SeychellesIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Seychelles
Posted 8 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from ThailandIdentification reviewed by Richard Willan
Location: Thailand
Posted 8 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Posted 8 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from Marsa Alam, EgyptIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Posted 8 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from EgyptIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
Location: Egypt
Posted 7 years ago
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Risbecia pulchella from Myanmar
Location: Myanmar
Posted 8 years ago
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