High-res Chromodoris willani by Samantha Craven
This species of nudibranch is named for the renowned nudibranch taxonomist Dr. Richard C. Willan.
Chromodoris willani is similar in appearance to Chromodoris lochi, Chromodoris boucheti and Chromodoris dianae. This species can be distinguished by the very prominent white specks found on the gills and rhinophores. Individuals in this species can range in color from dark blue to a translucent white. All have black stripes with the center-most stripe typically being non-continuous.

Chromodoris willani by Samantha Craven

This species of nudibranch is named for the renowned nudibranch taxonomist Dr. Richard C. Willan.

Chromodoris willani is similar in appearance to Chromodoris lochi, Chromodoris boucheti and Chromodoris dianae. This species can be distinguished by the very prominent white specks found on the gills and rhinophores. Individuals in this species can range in color from dark blue to a translucent white. All have black stripes with the center-most stripe typically being non-continuous.

High-res underwaterpix:

Nudibranch in Catalina Island, Southern California
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Look at his cute little face!! 

underwaterpix:

Nudibranch in Catalina Island, Southern California

Brought to you by Underwater Photography Guide, the best online resource for divers and underwater photographers.

Look at his cute little face!! 

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