Caryophyllidia sp. 1

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This species has been observed on Reunion Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Doridoidea
Family : Discodorididae
Distribution : Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Japon and Reunion Island
Maximal size : 25 mm
Abundance : Seldom if ever on the rocky coast.

Species characteristics :

This species have a white body, gill and rhinophores with numerous minute black spot on the notum

The dorsum was crowded with small weakly interconnected white spiculose warts

Opaque white spots forming an almost continuous line are present along the margin

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Photo Alexandre Laporte
Reunion, Etang salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 6 November 2016, size : 10 mm

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Remarks :

As Caryophyllidia sp. 6 in Gosliner, 2015

Bibliographic data :

Références :

Papua New Guinea Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs: Caryophyllidia dorid sp. 6
   Marshall Islands Sea Slugs Discodoris sp. e638

Publications :

Gosliner,T.M.; Behrens,D.W.; Valdés,A (2015) Nudibranch & Sea Slug Identification from Indo-Pacific

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