Glossodoris pallida

Image courtesy of Lawrence Neal
Khao Lak, Phangnga, Thailand

Glossodoris pallida with Glossodoris rufomarginata

Glossodoris pallida (Ruppell & Leuckart, 1828)

This is the type species of the genus, Glossodoris. While smaller than most species in the genus (it reaches only about 40mm in length) it certainly makes up for this in its appearance.

The body is translucent white with opaque white patches down the center of the dorsum and along the hyponotum. There is a think yellow band along the mantle margin and edge of foot. Yellow can also be found on the tips of the gill and rhinophores.

This species is found throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Dave Behrens
Sammamish, WA 98074
Mar., 2014
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Lawrence at Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia with
Agung Volcano in background

Lawrence is a newspaper journalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. He escapes the office as often as he can to go diving in the rich waters of the Indo-Pacific but his regular dive sites are just down the road along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea coast. Lawrence uses a Nikon D200 with a 60-mm or 105-mm macro lens in a Nexus housing together with a pair of Inon Z240 strobes and several wet lenses for the really small stuff.

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From left to right, Terry Gosliner, Angel Valdes, Dave Behrens La Jolla, Calif.

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