Dermatobranchus albus

Image courtesy of Dave Behrens
Komodos, Indonesia

Dave Behrens

Dermatobranchus albus (Eliot, 1904)

This is a variably colored species. The ground color of the body varies from white to black. The distinguishing features are the black rhinophores, sometimes with orange tips and the yellow longitudinal ridges on the dorsum. The oral veil and mantle may also have a yellow band on the margin.

Geographic range includes the western Indian Ocean of Madagascar and Tanzania to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and southern Japan. Size to about 10 mm in length.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Feb., 2014
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