Nudibranchs - Sunshine Coast etc. / G_3987cA
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21-08-2012
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Chromodoris boucheti Rudman, 1982

Location: Flinders Reef east, Moreton Island, Australia
Size: 40 mm
Depth: 18 m

Temperature: 20 C
-------> Our 515th Species!

ORDER: NUDIBRANCHIA
FAMILY: Chromodorididae

white

Photographs by Gary Cobb and David Mullins - Copyright 2003-2017

From Bill Rudman of the Slug Site - message #19417
"An interesting possibility is that this is Chromodoris boucheti, which has a median black line down the inside of each gill, near the base.
If you look at the lower left close-up, there are traces of black at the base of the orange on each gill. Chromodoris boucheti has normally been found only in the
western Indian Ocean but we have a record on the Forum from the Maldives Islands [message #11895] and a possible record from Sulawesi [message #5982]
so your animal may be the third from the eastern Indian Ocean."