Cerberilla annulata     (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)

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This species has been observed on Reunion and Mayotte Islands

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Aeolidioidea
Family : Aeolidiidae
Distribution : Indo-West Pacific
Maximal size : 70 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

Cerata have and yellow (upper) and black (lower) band near the ceratal tip

Translucent white to bluish white with a black mask around the rhinophores

Oral tantacles opaque white

Cerberilla annulata
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Photo Florence Trentin
Reunion, Etang salé, 1 m, 29 January 2016

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Remarks :

Hsini Lin considered that it's Cerberilla cf annulata
   Synonymous (according worms) :
          - Eolidia annulata Quoy & Gaimard, 1832

Bibliographic data :

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Cerberilla annulata
   Nudipixel Cerberilla annulata

Publications :

Quoy, J.R. & Gaimard, J.P. (1832). Voyages de découvertes de l`Astrolabe pendant les annees 1826-1829 sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont d`Urville. Zoologie, 2 : 1-686.

Other photos of Cerberilla annulata :

Norbert Verneau

Mayotte, Bagamoyo, less 1 m, 19 August 2011

Christophe Cadet

Reunion, less 1 m, size : 30 mm

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