Cuthona sp. 4

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This species has been observed on Madagascar Island

Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Dexiarchia
Superfamily : Fionoidea
Family : Fionidae
Distribution : Madagascar
Maximal size : 10 mm
Abundance : Seldom if ever... on the fore reef zone

Species characteristics :

Opaque white pigment covering most of the notum exept the front of the head

The base of the rhinophore are red orange the apex like the notum

The oral tentacle are like the notum.

The cerata purple to pale lilac with whitish spots and tips


Cuthona sp4
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Photo Alain-Benoît Rassat
Madagascar, Nosy bé, 5 m, 8 April 2016, size : 10 mm

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Remarks :

Identification confirmed by Nathalie Yonow
    This species looks like Cuthona sp. 26 and sp. 27 in Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification. Indopacific. Gosliner & All, 2015

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