Gymnodoris cf alba (Bergh, 1877)

This specimen was found under the pier at Honiara harbor, Guadalcanal. While probably not really Gymnodoris alba, it closely resembles some forms of Gymnodoris cf alba figured from the Marshall Islands. It is also similar in appearance to G. citrina, but none of the Marshall Islands specimens of G. citrina had that distinct white band across the anterior base of the gills. This less than 10mm long nudibranch was photographed with half life size framers, so the image had to be zoomed in considerably, adversely affecting resolution.

Created 3 January 2008

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