Kuni's Nudibranch

Goniobranchus kuniei

''Goniobranchus kuniei'' is a species of very colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Chromodorididae.
Goniobranchus kuniei Nudi Falls, Lembeh. Geotagged,Goniobranchus kuniei,Indonesia,Spring

Appearance

''Goniobranchus kuniei'' has a pattern of blue spots with pale blue haloes on a creamy mantle. There is a double border to the mantle of purple and blue. The length of the body reaches 40 mm. The species ''Goniobranchus tritos'' and ''Goniobranchus geminus'' have similar colour patterns.
Dorid Nudibranch - Goniobranchus kuniei This brightly coloured Dorid Nudibranch - Goniobranchus kuniei is yellow/cream in colour with purple spots and margins. Geotagged,Goniobranchus kuniei,Philippines,Summer,cebu,moal-boal,nudibranch

Distribution

This species was described from New Caledonia. It is known from the western Pacific Ocean and eastern Indian Ocean from Fiji, Marshall Islands, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.Rudman, W.B., 1999 [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney.
Kuniei's Chromodoris Size to 7.5 cm. Pale yellow with purple spotsringed with lavender. Wide purple marginal band.
Mel's Rock, Lankayan Island, Sabah, Borneo.        Fall,Geotagged,Goniobranchus kuniei,Malaysia

Habitat

It likes waters that are between 21 and 26 degrees Celsius and is often found between 5 and 40 meters.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderNudibranchia
FamilyChromodorididae
GenusGoniobranchus
SpeciesG. kuniei