Order : NUDIBRANCHIA
Infra order : DORIDACEA
Superfamily : DORIDOIDEA
Family : Chromodorididae
Genus : Felimare
Species : Felimare fortunensis
This species was described from one specimen collected in northern Brazil, and one from off Venezuela in the Caribbean. The Venezuelan specimen was accompanied by a color slide of the living animal.
Here is a verbatim copy of the original description of the external colour:
‘The colors of the preserved slug agree perfectly with those of the slide; blue and black and white are well preserved. The slide shows a red line along the notal brim and the gills are red to the sides of the dark blue rachis. Dorsally and ventrally to the red brim there are big blackish blue spots corresponding to the subnotal glands, whose apertures are seen in the red streak. Dividing the areas of the glands from one another and from the nootum is a white band. Towards the middle of the back, the white pigment is interrupted by two dark blotches. In the middle of the back the white pigmentleaves small areas free around the blue notal glands. These stipples are often eye spots with a light blue centre. Along the sides of the notum there are larger light blue flecks. The hyponotum has the same elements, and a number of transverse white streaks go to the border of the foot, yellowish in the slide. The sole is whitish. … The rhinophores have blue tips … ‘
Marcus considers this species to be nearest to Felimare acriba but says it differs in having a blue line on the gill rhachis rather than a red one in F. acriba.