Goniobranchus tinctorius

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Goniobranchus tinctorius
Chromodoris tinctoria.jpg
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. tinctorius
Binomial name
Goniobranchus tinctorius
(Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828)
  • Chromodoris alderi Collingwood, C., 1881
  • Chromodoris reticulata (Pease, 1866)
  • Chromodoris tinctoria (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)
  • Doris tinctoria Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828 (basionym)

Goniobranchus tinctorius is a species of colorful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chromodorididae.[1]


The length of the body can vary between 15 mm and 95 mm.

Goniobranchus tinctorius


This marine species occurs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Goniobranchus tinctorius. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597374 on 2012-05-07
  • Burn R. (2006) A checklist and bibliography of the Opisthobranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Victoria and the Bass Strait area, south-eastern Australia. Museum Victoria Science Reports 10:1–42.
  • Debelius, H. & Kuiter, R.H. (2007) Nudibranchs of the world. ConchBooks, Frankfurt, 360 pp. ISBN 978-3-939767-06-0 page(s): 164
  • 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): 221
  • 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