Chromodoris magnifica

Chromodoris magnifica was first described in 1832 by Quoy and Gaimard and was not recorded again until the 1980's. It is found from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is closely related to two other species with similar color patterns: Chromodoris kuiteri, from Australia and Chromodoris africana, from the western Indian Ocean. It has an undescribed flatworm which mimics its color pattern.

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The above information courtesy of:

Dr. Terry Gosliner

California Academy of Sciences

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