This species has been observed on Reunion Island
Order : Nudibranchia
Suborder : Euctenidiacea
Superfamily : Phyllidioidea
Maximal size :
Abundance : Seldom if ever on the rocky coast
Species characteristics :
There is several pit surrounded by ridges, not by tubercles. Each pit has a white spot at its center. Similar spots can be seen randomly between the rides also. These spots have a fine brown outline.
The gills are large, covering most of the posterior end of the beast, and is yellow tipped in red.
The rhinophores are white
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Photo Alexandre laporte
Reunion, Etang salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 16 February 2015, size : 140 mm
See more about : Sightening and mating periods
Identification proposed by Dave Behrens
According Angel Valdès " it looks more like a Miamira to me, possible a new species related to M. miamirana. I would need to see a specimen to be sure."
Bibliographic data :
The sculpturing on the dorsum is a bit like some specimens of Dendrodoris tuberculosa or Dendrodoris denisoni but not really.
A white anal papillae between the gills
It looks like also Dendrodoris sp. 1 from Réunion Island
Slug Site : Dendrodoris sp
Other photos of Dendrodoris sp. 2 :
Réunion, Etang salé on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 16 February 2015, size : 140 mm
(a) The rhinophores are white
(a) The gills are large, covering most of the posterior end of the beast, and is yellow tipped in red.
(b) A white anal papillae
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