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Verconia sp. 06

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Verconia sp. 06

Author: Undescribed

Order: Nudibranchia  Family: Chromodorididae

Maximum Size: 20 mm

Sightings: Sunshine Coast


Verconia sp. 06 Undescribed

The specimen of Verconia sp. 06 sighted on the Sunshine Coast only has one rhinophore. It would appear that this abnormality is of a developmental nature rather than as a result of predator attack.

This species is listed in NSSI, 2018 as Verconia sp. 05 (p. 176) and is described therein as follows: “Yellow with white reticulations; gill and rhinophores red. Similar to Noumea [sic] verconiforma but is unclear whether the yellow mantle represents variation or is a characteristic of a distinct species.

David A. Mullins – March 2023

– Gosliner, T. M., Valdés, Á., Behrens, D. W. (2018). Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification: Indo-Pacific – 2nd Ed. New World Publications, Jacksonville, Florida.

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