Philinopsis sp. 1    

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This species has been observed on Réunion and Mauritius Islands

: Cephalaspidea
Superfamily : Philinoidea
Family : Aglajidae
Distribution : Réunion, Red Sea, Hawai, Kenya and Sulawesi
Maximal size : 15 mm
Abundance : Seldom if ever on the reef flat zone

Species characteristics :

This is a green to light brown animal.

It has patches of brick red pigment and its surface is decorated with small, widely spaced white-tipped tubercles.

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Photo Christophe Cadet
Réunion, L'Hermitage, less 1 m, 2 February 2012, size :15 mm

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Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Nathalie Yonow and Marina Poddubetskaia
    This species looks like Philinopsis sp. 5 in NSSI, Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification, Indo-Pacific, Gosliner, Valdés & Behrens, 2015

References :

Seaslug of Hawaii : Sea Slug of Hawaii : Aglaja sp3
   Nudipixel Aglaja sp

Other photos of Philinopsis sp. 1 :

Yann von Arnim


Mauritius, Ferme Marine de Mahebourg, 4m, 19 December 2017, size : 20-25 mm





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