Pseudoceros goslineri     Newman & Cannon 1994

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This species has been observed on Reunion Island


Order : Polycladida
Suborder : Cotylea
Superfamily : Pseudocerotoidea
Family : Pseudocerotidae
Distribution : Indo West Pacific
Maximal size : 70 mm
Abundance :


Species characteristics :

Background body colour cream mottled with pink, orange, red and brown, usually darker medially

Margin with pink or purple spots

Pseudoceros goslineri
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Photo Philibert Bidgrain
Reunion, Etang salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 15 October 2005, size : 20-22 mm

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Remarks :

In some specimens there is a narrow yellow interrupted median stripe bordered by red-brown burgundy, in one specimen this median stripe is uniterrupted (see below Armand Daydé specimen)... a little like Pseudoceros sp6 (Newman, 2003) and P. bifurcus...

Bibliographic data :

Ventral surface pink
   Pseudotentacles simple folds
   Habitat : Found under rubble on the reef crest to reef slope
   Ethymology : goslineri = after Dr Terrence Gosliner

References :

Discover life : Pseudoceros goslineri
   Marine flatworms of the world : Pseudoceros goslineri
   Nudipixel : Pseudoceros goslineri

Publications :

Newman, L.J. & Cannon, L.R.G. (1994). Biodiversity of Australian polyclad flatworms. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 36: 159163
    Newman, L.J. & Cannon, L.R.G. (1998). Pseudoceros (Platyhelminthes, Polycladida) from the Indo-Pacific with twelve new species from Australia and Papua New Guinea. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 46: 293323
    Newman, L.J. & Cannon, L.R.G. (2003). Marine Flatworms: the world of Polyclads. CSIRO Publishing : Melbourne 112

Other photos of Pseudoceros goslineri :


 

Philibert Bidgrain

(a) Reunion, Etang-Salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 16 October 2005, size : 15 mm

(b) Reunion, Etang-Salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 25 October 2006, size : 13 mm

 

Two specimens darker medially


 

Two different juvenile forms...

Christophe Cadet

Reunion, Etang-Salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 16 February 2010, size : 5 mm

Philibert Bidgrain

Reunion, Etang-Salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 8 August 2006, size : 8 mm


 

 

Armand Daydé

Reunion, Arche de la pointe au sel, Saint Leu, 5m, 31 January 2010, size : 10-15 mm

Specimen with a complete median stripe, a little like Pseudoceros sp6 (Newman, 2003) or P. bifurcus...

 


 

Philibert Bidgrain

Reunion, Etang-Salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 24 August 2006, size : 18-20 mm

One specimen which is not darker medially

The head region showing the cerebral eyes spot (a)

 


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Reunion, Pseudoceros goslineri trying to take off, at Etang salé, by Christophe Cadet