Caloria sp. 2

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Aeolidioidea
Family : Facelinidae
Distribution : Madagascar
Maximal size : 30 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Body entirely pale translucent orange.

Rhinophores smooth, translucent pale orange basally then pale yellow and white distally

Ceratal base pale orange with dark brown to black pigment and pale yellow and white apical bands

Oral tentacle pale orange and foot corner colored like the rhinophores

caloria sp 2
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy Bé, size : from 25 to 30 mm

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Remarks :

Identification proposed by Hsini Lin
    Some specialist like Rudman, Willan, Debelius use the genus Phidiana for indica following Miller's papers, other like Gosliner use the genus Caloria

Bibliographic data :

This species looks like Caloria indica and Caloria sp. 1 but :


Caloria indica

Caloria sp. 1

Caloria sp. 2

Rhinophores structure

Smooth and slender rhinophores

Rhinophores translucent white with 2-3 oblique annulae

Smooth and slender rhinophores

Body coloration pattern


The translucent to translucent-orange body has a median longitudinal white line which branchs between the rhinophores, running to the oral tentacles of the orange head

Body orange to reddish with a line of opaque white patches on the medial portion of the notum


Body entirely pale translucent orange.


References :

Other photos of Caloria sp2 :

Alain-Benoît Rassat

Madagascar, Nosy Bé, size : from 25 to 30 mm


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