Cerberilla sp2

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This species has been observed on Mauritius Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Aeolidioidea
Family : Aeolidiidae
Distribution : Mauritius, South Africa and Philippines
Maximal size : 70 mm
Abundance :

Species characteristics :

White with blue markings on the foot corners and oral tentacles

Relatively small rhinophores sitting close together in the midline with a subterminal black strip

A yellow orange mark on the head at the base of the rhinophores

Cerata white with orange brown at the base and a distal black to dark blue blotch


Cerberilla sp2
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Photo Hilary Jones
Mauritius, Rivière Noire, less 1 m, 13 June 2016, size : 50 mm

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Remarks :

This species looks like two undescribed species Cerberilla sp1 in Rudman Seaslug forum and Cerberilla sp2 in Gosliner, NSSI 2015

Bibliographic data :

Large laterally pointing oral tentacles
    Species of Cerberilla are usually found in sandy habitats where they live in the sand and are seldom seen. They have an unusually broad foot, presumably an adaptation to their sand-dwelling lifestyle.

References :

Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Cerberilla sp1

Publications :

Cerberilla sp 2 in : "Nudibranch and Sea Slug identification from Indo Pacific, Gosliner, Valdés and Behrens, 2015"

Other photos of Cerberilla sp2 :




Hilary Jones


Mauritius, Rivière Noire, less 1 m, 13 June 2016, size : 50 mm .


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