Noumea flava (Eliot, 1904)
This tiny chromodorid is one of my favorites. It is certainly easy to identify with itís solid yellow body, with a red line around the edge of the hour-glass shaped mantle. If you get sloppy however, you could mix it up with one of several species of somewhat similar color .
Like Noumea laboutei , Rudman, 1986, it feeds on sponges.
Growing to only about 15 mm in length, this species is distributed through-out the Indo-Pacific, and into the Red Sea. Keep your eyes out for it!
Ali Hermosillo and Dave Behrens
Pacific Coast Nudibranchs
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