Goniobranchus albonares

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Goniobranchus albonares
Nudibranch - Chromodoris alboneres 2.jpg
Goniobranchus albonares
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Nudipleura
clade Nudibranchia
Superfamily: Doridoidea
Family: Chromodorididae
Genus: Goniobranchus
Species: G. albonares
Binomial name
Goniobranchus albonares
(Rudman, 1990)[1]

Chromodoris albonares Rudman, 1990 (basionym)

Goniobranchus albonares is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.[2][3]


This species was described from North West Solitary Island, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. It has been reported from New Caledonia, Bali and Japan.[4]


  1. ^ Rudman W.B. (1990) The Chromodorididae (Opisthobranchia: Mollusca) of the Indo-West Pacific: further species of Glossodoris, Thorunna and the Chromodoris aureomarginata colour group. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 263-326
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2015). Goniobranchus albonares (Rudman, 1990). In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species on 2015-11-15
  3. ^ Johnson R.F. & Gosliner T.M. (2012) Traditional taxonomic groupings mask evolutionary history: A molecular phylogeny and new classification of the chromodorid nudibranchs. PLoS ONE 7(4): e33479
  4. ^ Rudman, W.B., 1998 (January 7) Chromodoris albonares Rudman, 1990. [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.

Further reading[edit]

  • Debelius, H. & Kuiter, R.H. (2007) Nudibranchs of the world. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, 360 pp. ISBN 978-3-939767-06-0 page(s): 165 page(s): 307
  • Gosliner, T.M., Behrens, D.W. & Valdés, Á. (2008) Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and seaslugs. A field guide to the world's most diverse fauna. Sea Challengers Natural History Books, Washington, 426 pp. page(s): 220