Chromodoris quadricolor

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Chromodoris quadricolor
Chromodoris quadricolor.jpg
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. quadricolor
Binomial name
Chromodoris quadricolor
(Rueppell & Leuckart, 1828)

Chromodoris quadricolor is a species of very colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk.

The specific epithet quadricolor means four-colored, so-named because this nudibranch is yellow, white, blue and black in color.

Distribution[edit]

This dorid nudibranch lives in the Western Indian Ocean.

Two individuals on a red sponge (possibly the food species), photographed at night off of Dahab, Egypt, in the Red Sea.
Chromodoris quadricolor from East Timor

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