This species has been observed on Madagascar Island
Superfamily : Limapontioidea
Indo West Pacific
Maximal size : 12 mm
Species characteristics :
The cerata are transparent, with the green speckled contents showing through the body wall and have a intense blue tip
The base of the rhinophore is transparent and the tip is intense blue like the cerata tips
The notum is white except the two black eyes...
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Madagascar, between Anemone North and South, 12 m, 1 December 2015 , size : 8 mm
See more about : Sightening and mating periods
Identification confirmed by Kathe Jensen
Looks like Costasiella sp. 7 in "Nudibranch and Sea Slug identification from Indo Pacific, Gosliner, Valdés and Behrens, 2015"
Bibliographic data :
Found in association with
Avrainvillea sp (green algae with a post like "stalk" and a flattened plate-like "leaf")
This species is similar with Costasiella kuroshimae by C. kuroshimae differs by :
- The head has a broad brownish band from the rhinophores to the mouth, and their is a second brown patch from the rhinophores back towards the pericardium.
- The upper half or the tips of the white rhinophores are black
Bill Rudman Seaslug site : Sea Slug Forum : Costasiella sp. 3
Bali Seaslug Costasiella sp.
Costasiella sp. 7 in Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification Gosliner, Valdés and Behrens 2015
Other photos of Costasiella sp. 3:
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