Chromodoris joshi

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Chromodoris joshi
Chromodoris joshi in the Komodo National Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Chromodoris
Species: C. joshi
Binomial name
Chromodoris joshi
Gosliner & Behrens, 1998

Chromodoris joshi is a species of sea slug. It is a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[1]

Description[edit]

Reaching 60 mm in length, Chromodoris joshi is yellow with three black stripes on its mantle. The marginal band fades from dark golden yellow at the edge, to a buttery yellow. It is covered with white flecks. The rhinophores and gills are a pumpkin orange.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Chromodoris joshi can be found in the Philippines, Sumatra, the Andaman Sea, and Indonesia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & Warén A. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 397 pp. http://www.vliz.be/Vmdcdata/imis2/ref.php?refid=78278
  2. ^ "Nudibranch of the Week is Chromodoris joshi". Slugsite.us. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  3. ^ Rudman, W.B. "Chromodoris joshi". The Sea Slug Forum. Retrieved 2012-12-14.