Chromodoris joshi

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Chromodoris joshi
Chromodoris nudibranch komodo.jpg
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[1]

Chromodoris joshi is a species of sea slug. It is a dorid nudibranch, a shell-less marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.[2][3]

The nudibranch Chromodoris joshi, Pemuteran, Bali.

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.[4]

Distribution[edit]

Chromodoris joshi can be found in the Philippines, Sumatra, the Andaman Sea, and Indonesia.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gosliner T.M. & Behrens D.W. (1998) Five new species of Chromodoris (Molluscs: Nudibranchia: Chromodorididae) from the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4) 50(5): 139-165., page(s): 139-145
  2. ^ Caballer, M. (2015). Chromodoris joshi Gosliner & Behrens, 1998. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2015-12-06
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Behrens, D.W. (1999). "Nudibranch of the Week is Chromodoris joshi". Slugsite.us. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  5. ^ Rudman, W.B., 1998 (September 10) Chromodoris joshi Gosliner & Behrens, 1998. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.