Cerberilla sp3

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

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

Species characteristics :

White with yellow markings on the foot corners and oral tentacles

Relatively small black rhinophores sitting close together in the midline.

Cerata white with a distal yellowish than pale black area

Cerberilla sp3
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Photo Barbara Bini
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 26 m, 20 October 2017, size :20 mm

Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Vie Panyarachun

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.

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Other photos of Cerberilla sp. 3 :




Alain Benoît Rassat


Madagascar, Secret de la Licorne, 22 m,16 October 2013, size 30 mm



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