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Chromodorididae - Chromodorid nudibranchs

Family Chromodorididae

This family contains, arguably, some of the most colorful and spectacular of all the nudibranchs. Although the most species are found in the Indo-West Pacific they are widely distributed in all the world's oceans. They all feed on sponges and presumably incorporate some of the sponge toxins into their tissues to make them inedible to most predators.

Ceratostoma amoena

Ceratostoma amoena Poor Knights, New Zealand

Chromodoris annae

Chromodoris annae, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia
Chromodoris annae, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia shot 2.

Chromodoris dianae Diana's Chromodoris

Chromodoris dianae Diana's Chromodoris Raja Ampat.

MOLL 9427 Chromodoris dianae Diana's Chromodoris Raja Ampat.

Chromodoris dianae Diana's Chromodoris Raja Ampat ..

MOLL 9428 Chromodoris dianae Diana's Chromodoris Raja Ampat.

Chromodoris elizabethina

Chromodoris elizabethina Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia.
Chromodoris elizabethina 2 Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia.

Chromodoris lochi

Chromodoris lochi Fiji.

Chromodoris magnifica? Magnificent chromodoris

Chromodoris magnifica Magnficent chromodoris Puerto Galera, Philippines

MOLL 4992 Chromodoris magnifica? Magnificent chromodoris Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Chromodoris sp.

Chromodoris sp. Puerto Galera, Philippines

MOLL 4950 Chromodoris sp. Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Chromodoris species

Chromodoris species Puerto Galera, Philippines

MOLL 7348 Chromodoris species - this may be C. magnifica - Puerto Galera, Philippines

Chromodoris species Puerto Galera, Philippines

MOLL 7351 Chromodoris species - this may be C. magnifica - Puerto Galera, Philippines

Chromodoris willani

Chromodoris willani pair, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia
Chromodoris willani Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia

Chromodoris sp.

Unidentified (by me) Chromodoris species from the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia.

Glossodoris atromarginata

Glossodrois atromarginata nudibranch

Glossodoris atromarginata, Beqa, Fiji

Glossodoris dalli Dall's chromodorid

Dall's dorid, Sea of Cortez

MOLL 6059 Glossodoris dalli Dall's chromodorid, Sea of Cortez near Loreto.

Glossodoris segna Segna chromodorid

Segna dorid, Sea of Cortez

MOLL 6139 Glossodoris segna, Segna chromodorid, Sea of Cortez.

Segna dorid, Sea of Cortez

MOLL 6144 Glossodoris segna, Segna dorid, Sea of Cortez.

Goniobranchus aureomarginatus Gold-margined nudibranch

Goniobranchus aureomarginatus gold-margined nudibranch, photographed in New Zealand's Fiordland.

Goniobranchus coi

Chromodoris coi, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat I

MOLL 7398 Goniobranchus coi, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Goniobranchus (Chromodoris) coi
Goniobranchus coi, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia.

Chromodoris geometricus

Goniobranhcus geometrica
Goniobranchus geometricus with egg mass? in background. Raja Ampat Islands,. West Papua, Indonesia.
Goniobranchus geometricus, Taveuni

MOLL 9748 Goniobranchus geometricus?, Taveuni

Goniobranchus hintuanensis Bus stop chromodoris

Chromodoris hintuanensis, Lembeh Straits

MOLL 6438 Goniobranchus (Chromodoris) hintuanensis, Lembeh Straits

Chromodoris hintuanensis Bus stop chromoedoris Puerto Galera, Philippines

MOLL 8140 Goniobranchus hintuanensis Bus stop chromodoris Puerto Galera, Philippines

Goniobranchus kuniei

Goniobranchus (Chromodoris) kuniei, Kadavu, Fiji.
Goniobranchus kuniei, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia

Goniobranchus reticulatus Reticulated chromodoris

Chromodoris reticulata Reticulated chromodoris Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

MOLL 8234 Goniobranchus (Chromodoris) reticulatus Reticulated chromodoris Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Chromodoris reticulata reticulated chromodoris Puerto Galera, Philippines

MOLL 5748 Goniobranchus (Chromodoris) reticulatus reticulated chromodoris Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Hypselodoris agassizii Agassiz's nudibranch

Agassiz's nudibranch Sea of Cortez

MOLL 6314 Hypselodoris agassizii, Agassiz's nudibranch, Sea of Cortez

Agassiz's nudibranch, Sea of Cortez

MOLL 6147 Hypselodoris agassizii, Agassiz's nudibranch, Sea of Cortez

Hypselodoris ghiselini Ghiselen's chromodorid

Ghiselen's chromodorid

MOLL 6037 Hypselodoris ghiselini, Ghiselen's chromodorid, Sea of Cortez

Risbecia tryoni

Risbecia tryoni pair. The rear one is hitching a ride on the front one, apparently a fairly common event in this species. Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia.

 

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